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NHLPatrick Roy's memorable Mile High City moments

Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 10:37 AM

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Patrick Roy was known to occasionally engage in fisticuffs, and here he is shown battling with Detroit Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon. (File/Associated Press) Patrick Roy was known to occasionally engage in fisticuffs, and here he is shown battling with Detroit Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon. (File/Associated Press)

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The newest coach of the Colorado Avalanche already has quite the legacy in Denver. Take a look back at Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy's highlights (and lowlights) with the Avs.
The newest coach of the Colorado Avalanche already has quite the legacy in Denver.

On the day the team will introduce Patrick Roy as their bench boss, we took a look back at the Hall of Fame goalie's highlights (and lowlights) as a memeber of the Avs.

Jawing with Jeremy Roenick

Roy and Roenick exchanged some words through the media in 1996, much to everyone's delight:



Seeing Red (Wings)

The stuff true hockey rivalries are made of -- goalie fights:



Seeing Red (Wings), Part 2

Not one to disappoint, St. Patrick gave fans what they wanted a year later, this time against Chris Osgood:



Statue of Liberty

Sometimes Roy's showmanship hurt the other team's confidence. This time, it just backfired:



Dekeing Gretzky

Puck-handling skills? Roy had them in spades. Too bad he got a penalty for showing them off at Madison Square Garden:



Swing... and a miss

As you've seen, Roy knew how to handle the puck. But even the best of the best have an off day now and then:



What are your favourite Patrick Roy moments with the Avalanche? Let us know in the comment section below!

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