Posted October 03, 2013

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy fined $10,000 for outburst

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Avalanche coach Patrick Roy will reportedly not be fined for his actions Wednesday night vs. the Ducks. (Kathryn Scott Osler/Getty Images)

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy got into a shouting match with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in Roy’s coaching debut. (Kathryn Scott Osler/Getty Images)

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy was fined $10,000 for his outburst and shouting match with Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau during a home game Wednesday night.

Roy nearly pushed over the glass between the two teams at the end of the game, which Colorado won convincingly 6-1.

The 47-year-old coach was upset about what he thought should’ve been a penalty against the Ducks for a “knee-on-knee” by defenseman Ben Lovejoy against Nathan MacKinnon.

“I was not very happy first of all seeing their defenseman kneeing our guy. That was a knee-on-knee. That should have been a penalty, in my opinion. … I don’t think this game needs that type of cheap shot.

Boudreau responded after the game, saying Roy was out of line, according to the Ducks’ official Twitter account:

“A coach has no right to start yapping at players. I told him it’s bush league.”

Boudreau went on to say after the game that Roy will be “in for a long year” if he coaches every game like he did Wednesday’s against the Ducks, according to the Los Angeles Times:

“He’s going to be in for a long year if he’s going to yell at every player and yell at the refs every stoppage in play. It’s just not the way the game is played.”

Footage of the incident can be seen below:

(h/t cjzerovids)


5 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Roy knows exactly what he's doing. Just like a baseball manager screaming at an umpire to get his guys going. A great start to the season. He'll be fun to  watch.

John3
John3

Last night was awesome - straight out of Slapshot. Roy is exactly what the Avs need to fire up the young players. I hope the Avs owners cover that $10K - the PR this got will sell 10,000 tickets.

UWPokes87
UWPokes87

Bruce Boudreau was a journeyman minor-league player.  He might be able to comment on Roy's coaching style, but he surely can tell him "how the game is played".

JakeLee
JakeLee

Roy will fall dead of a heart attack in the middle of a game, hopefully against the Red Wings, so the players can come over and spit on his body.

Carnifex
Carnifex

You're winning 6-1, there Patrick. Your players said everything that needs to be said with their play. Let it go.