When the Colorado Avalanche hired franchise legend and 11-time NHL All-Star Patrick Roy to be their new head coach, many NHL fans called the move a risky one considering Roy’s fiery demeanor. Well, those same pessimists may have been proven right on Wednesday night when the Avalanche head coach erupted on Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau.
Rarely do NHL coaches spar considering there is literally no contact between them, so this skirmish turned heads to say the least.
Long story short; Roy was upset at the Ducks’ entire team for roughing up Colorado’s rookie center Nathan MacKinnon, who is actually the youngest player in the NHL. Apparently, Roy took offense to Anaheim’s roughneck ways and decided to send a message by shoving a glass wall that was separating him from Boudreau.
It’s okay to be intense, but it’s safe to say that this was not what we expected from Roy in just his first game as head coach of the Avalanche.