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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. 1. Play of the Week – Matt Duchene’s goal…...

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WHERE/WHEN Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, Game 24, 5:00 pm MST Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York HIGHLIGHTS GAME RUNDOWN ­ The Avalanche started strong, throwing shots on net throughout the period. Goalie Semyon Varlamov made a couple of key saves six minutes into the period and all four lines put pressure on the Islanders net. Blake Comeau scored the…...

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THE GOOD 1. The ‘Nines’ line composed of forwards Nathan MacKinnon (2 goal, 2 assist), Matt Duchene (2 goal, 3 assists) and Gabriel Landeskog (2 goal, 5 assists) continue to rack up points. While Duchene lost his consecutive point streak earlier in the week, he set a club record on Saturday night against the Jets for goals scored in November…...

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THE GOOD  Forward Matt Duchene found his sweet spot and rediscovered ways to score. In the last four games, he scored four goals and four assists totaling eight points. He was even named one of the NHL three stars of the week on November 16th. His resurgence to the scoring leader everyone knows he can be bodes well for the…...

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“Figures often beguile me…There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain Hockey statistics lie. Before my much anticipated lynching, allow me to clarify my position. While they may be fun to discuss, advanced statistics fail to tell a complete and accurate story about a game, as well as a team. Saturday’s Avalanche game against the…...

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WHERE/WHEN Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, Game 16 TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts HIGHLIGHTS The Boston Bruins launched into the first period, putting a lot of pressure on the Colorado Avalanche top line. Boston capitalized on defenseman Nick Holden’s broken stick with captain Zdeno Chara scoring a little over a minute into the contest. The Avalanche challenged the goal for goaltender…...

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  Last Saturday, the Colorado Avalanche sent 20-year old defenseman Nikita Zadorov down to their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. I was surprised. I was disappointed. While I understand the team’s rough start presents a variety of challenges, I wish the Avalanche would provide a little more insight into their strategy. As it stands, the reassignment raises more questions…...

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WHERE/WHEN Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 Game 9 Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, FL HIGHLIGHTS The first period launched with a great scoring chance for the Avalanche, well blocked by Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop. The play set the tone for the period with both teams getting odd man rushes and the goalies staying strong in their nets. Avalanche forward Alex…...

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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 on FM 104.3 The Fan. Even if you missed it, BSN Denver has your back, providing both a recap and an analysis to keep you up to speed. Patrick Roy moved this weeks interview to Thursday due to the…...

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WHERE/WHEN Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Game 8 BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche appeared to celebrate Halloween early with a Jekyll/Hyde game against the surging Florida Panthers. They started the first period with energy, battling well for the puck. Three of their four offensive lines generated good pressure on the Panthers. The Matt Duchene line was the…...

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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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