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Welcome to the Roy Report! Every Wednesday, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy peels back the curtain on the team during an in-depth radio interview on FM 104.3 The Fan. Even if you missed it, BSN Denver has your back, providing both a recap and analysis to keep you up to speed.  Shots at Net The first topic of the day…...

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Most fans watch the game of hockey from above, with moves and plays developing before them like a game of chess.  When viewed from this angle, Corsi makes perfect sense:  the more shots attempted, the more shots go in.  It’s simple, straight forward, and to the point, plus it’s been shown to correlate numerically with success. Because of this simplicity, it’s extremely…...

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The losses to the Blue Jackets and Panthers were nothing short of disheartening for most Avs fans. Colorado followed up with an impressive victory over Tampa Bay. What are you biggest takeaways from this week’s slate of games? Evan: My takeaway is that this team still doesn’t have a real identity or a whole lot of chemistry at this…...

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Sports are a wild ride, and if you have the bug, you know the ebbs and flows of the emotional rollercoaster associated with having a rooting interest in any team. Unlike the ebbs and flows of the earth’s tides, you can’t predict sports. That’s the beauty. Being cast into the ocean of hardcore fandom — subject to harsh currents…...

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“Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, into something rich and strange…” – The Tempest Have people noticed the subtle shift in the front office of the Avalanche? Amongst all the noise surrounding trades and the new players, Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, and Co. are quietly rebuilding the character of the organization, bringing about substantial transformation…...

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Welcome to the Roy Report!  Every Wednesday, Patrick Roy peels back the curtain on the team during an in-depth radio interview.  Even if you missed it, BSN Denver has your back, providing both a recap and an analysis to keep you up to speed.  Goalies Today’s talk started off about how you’d expect – with the words “goaltender controversy”. …...

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During his first two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Roy has grown fond of several hard-nosed hockey players who have utilized workmanlike hockey to earn NHL roster spots. They are the type of guys that were the backbone of the NHL in years past. Players with grit. Players who pay the price. Players who lack the high end…...

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The Colorado Avalanche officially opened their training camp today as the veterans reported for their physicals and held media day all in one. The common theme of the day was, as usual, optimism as the players are excited about an active summer that brings a handful of new faces to Denver to compete for various roles across the roster.…...

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As the dust kicked up during the NHL draft and free agency settles, the view of the future of the Colorado Avalanche comes into clearer focus. Avalanche general manager, Joe Sakic, had a lot on his plate entering this summer. He just watched his hockey club regress from a captivating season which saw them surge to the top of the Central…...

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When Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy took over the Avalanche front office, they obtained a team with some high end young talent, but with an alarming lack of organizational depth and very few prospects for the future. They also took over a team with only two players, Jan Hejda and Semyon Varlamov, who did their amateur development overseas.…...

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Welcome back for the Year 2 Review of “Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy play GM!” If you missed yesterday’s breakdown, be sure to check it out here! As was the case yesterday, this breakdown features an average grade between all 6 BSN Avalanche writers. The draft is not graded because it is simply too early to accurately assess the…...

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As we approach the NHL Draft and Free Agency, it seemed a good time to turn back the clock and take a look at the moves that have been made by the current hierarchy of Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic, whose job titles betray the conflicting responsibilities they share. While Sakic is the Executive Vice President, General Manager, andAlternate…...

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Rumors are swirling today that Russian winger Alexander Radulov might be a target signing for the Colorado Avalanche this summer. Russian newspaper championat.net is reporting that Radulov’s agent confirmed Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy contacted Radulov recently and expressed interest in bringing him back to North America to play for Colorado. The interest from Roy is understandable as both…...

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Just a few hours after Chris MacFarland was added to the Avalanche’s front office as an assistant general manager, the Avalanche were rocked by a pair changes behind the bench as assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Mario Duhamel cut ties with the team. Louis Jean at TVA Sports was the first to report the coaching change for the Avalanche: Two members of @Avalanche…...

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A few months ago, rumors that the Colorado Avalanche had signed Norweigan forward Andreas Martinsen appeared all over European hockey boards.  The team hasn’t confirmed or denied their interest in Martinsen, but, with the IIHF World Championship in full swing, I took the opportunity to scout the rumored Avalanche signee. As I looked for the hulking winger, however, all I could see was former Avalanche…...

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As this season winds down, the Colorado Avalanche are all about searching for the positives as they begin looking to next season. Head Coach Patrick Roy keeps finding reasons to pump the optimism into the Pepsi Center despite another season in which the Avs will fail to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On a night like this, playing against one…...

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With the Avalanche season all but over entering tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, there was a sense coming into this game that a letdown was inevitable. Facing the 28th place team in a 30-team league two nights after being all but eliminated from the playoff race, the start of the game was the kind of deflating effort that you…...

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Aj joined the Brandon Spano Show this morning to talk about the state of the Avs after their loss to the Flames. Here’s your audio!...

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Last week during a post-practice media session, Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy raised many eyebrows when he was asked about the play of Tyson Barrie and responded with a speech about how the contributions of rugged defenseman Brad Stuart have played a key role in team's recent surge of success. "This is a guy that we don't talk about...

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