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07:38 AM ET 09.13 | Patrick Roy, in his first stint as an NHL head coach, doesn't suffer from a lack of competitiveness, and it's showing early in Colorado. [Roy] stopped practice several times Thursday. At one point, he loudly summed up what happens when defensemen stand around in front of the net in odd-numbered situations. "Useless," Roy boomed to onlooking Avalanche players and fans in the stands of Family Sports Center. Welcome to Day One of the Roy era, the coaching version. While the Hall of Fame former goalie pronounced himself pleased afterward with what he saw from his new team on the first day of training camp, Roy pointed out some things he says must improve if the Avs are to move from a lottery team to a playoff team again.

The Denver Post

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September 13, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Whatever happens, should be fun to watch...

September 13, 2013  08:33 AM ET

I think its something the Avs have been desperately in need of.

September 13, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think its something the Avs have been desperately in need of.

agreed....but Roy does need to not be so..."Roy-ish'

September 13, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

agreed....but Roy does need to not be so..."Roy-ish'

Royd rage?

September 13, 2013  08:47 AM ET

The Quebecois Torts? How long can it be before the three finger time out?

September 13, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Quebecois Torts?

Sounds like a breakfast pastry

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September 13, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sounds like a breakfast pastry

Reminds me, my French-Canadian grandmother made the BEST tortiere ......

September 13, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Royd rage?

Nice.

September 13, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Quebecois Torts? How long can it be before the three finger time out?

I think it's four fingers with Patty. All with rings.

September 13, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Whatever happens, should be fun to watch...

Won't take long for the players to start tuning him out.

September 13, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sounds like a breakfast pastry

A French breakfast pastry.

September 13, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Whatever happens, should be fun to watch...

it would be even better if JR was a coach of the Avs division rival

September 13, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A French breakfast pastry.

not a creme pie?

September 13, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A French breakfast pastry.

oui!

September 13, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

not a creme pie?

that's a different kind of morning treat

September 13, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

that's a different kind of morning treat

Is that the one you need a web cam for?

September 13, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Is that the one you need a web cam for?

and no zucchini

September 13, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

and no zucchini

I agree. Zucchini and breakfast don't mix. :-)

 
September 13, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Is that the one you need a web cam for?

No.

its when she whispers "fill me up, buttercup"

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