We’re not surprised by this, right?
Hire Patrick Roy as your coach, this is what you sign up for: Fireworks on ice.
Isn’t it great?
Way back when Roy was introduced as the Avalanche coach on May 28, I wrote: ‘This should get very entertaining, very fast.’
It was fast, indeed. First-game fast. In the Avs’ 6-1 trouncing of the Ducks, the reigning division champs, Roy pounded the bench partition until it leaned over like a windblown palm tree.
This season will be no trip to the beach for visiting teams at Pepsi Center. In capping off a brilliant season opener for the Avalanche, Roy accomplished the near-impossible in Colorado. He bumped the Broncos from the top story of the sports ‘cast.
For that, you can thank St. Patrick.