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