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07:27 AM ET 10.28 | Patrick Roy made a splash as a young goaltender in the NHL, and he's shown a precociousness behind the bench in the league, too. In his first season as head coach in the NHL, [Roy had] led the Colorado Avalanche to a remarkable 9-1 record through the first 10 games. ... "We give them the freedom they want offensively," Roy said of his players. "I want them to be creative. That's what the fans are coming for anyways. They want to see some great plays offensively." Roy says what has worked well for him so far is not trying to be as much a coach as a member of the team with a common goal. I'm here to be their partner," Roy said. "I certainly want to help them to get some ideas, come up with different strategies, make some adjustments and the players are very receptive to that."

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October 28, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Let's see how well that "I'm here to be their partner" theory works when they go into a slump.

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October 28, 2013  08:56 AM ET

It's October/November. Are wel already planning the parades?

October 28, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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It won't. But I think he'll know how to handle it.

he'll punch someone?

October 28, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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he'll punch someone?

...and start a riot.

October 28, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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he'll punch someone?

Or get his kid to do it.

October 28, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Or get his kid to do it.

nice

October 28, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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It's October/November. Are wel already planning the parades?

In Toronto their trying to pick from the cornucopia of plans already submitted.

October 28, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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In Toronto their trying to pick from the cornucopia of plans already submitted.

There is another team just waiting in the Wings to get started.

October 28, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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he'll punch someone?

i see him stuffing his Stanley Cup rings in someones ears

October 28, 2013  01:39 PM ET

Secret to Avs' success ....

.... they're winning games.

October 28, 2013  01:43 PM ET
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Or get his kid to do it.

Now were talking Roy for real!

I don't like him, but cannot deny what he has done so far, and that's been motivate...

When it comes to Hextall, it will always be Patricia..........sigh......what could've been...

October 28, 2013  01:45 PM ET
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Secret to Avs' success ........ they're winning games.

Yeah that has to have a little something to do with it eh?

October 28, 2013  02:57 PM ET
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Patricia..........sigh......

Arquette?

October 28, 2013  03:36 PM ET
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i see him stuffing his Stanley Cup rings in someones ears

Is that what happens when they say "my ears are ringing"?

October 28, 2013  03:53 PM ET
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Is that what happens when they say "my ears are ringing"?

LOL -exactamundo !

October 28, 2013  07:23 PM ET
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It won't. But I think he'll know how to handle it.

Agree.......Impressive so far.

 
October 28, 2013  07:36 PM ET
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Is that what happens when they say "my ears are ringing"?

I'm old so I usually say Hello??

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