Save by Roy: Patrick Roy and the Return of the Colorado Avalanche

Save by Roy: Patrick Roy and the Return of the Colorado Avalanche

Save by Roy: Patrick Roy and the Return of the Colorado Avalanche

Save by Roy: Patrick Roy and the Return of the Colorado Avalanche


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In 2013, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Joe Sakic, a franchise legend and Hall of Fame center, would be promoted to become the new executive VP of hockey operations. Soon, Sakic was instrumental in the hiring of Patrick Roy, the greatest goaltender in NHL history, a man crucial to the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup victories in 1996 and 2001, as Colorado’s new coach. This book, a collaborative effort between seasoned sportswriters and authors Terry Frei and Adrian Dater, is an opinionated, interpretive, and in-depth look at Patrick Roy’s first season as a National Hockey League coach, and the Avalanche’s surprising 2013–14 season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630760007
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Award-winning journalist, author, and screenwriter Terry Frei is in his second stint at the Denver Post. He has been a sports columnist for the Portland Oregonian, a football writer for the Sporting News, and an hockey columnist. Among his seven previous books are March 1939, Third Down and a War to Go, ’77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age, and Olympic Affair. His website is Adrian Dater is the author of several sports books, including Blood Feud: Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Denver Broncos. He lives in Thornton, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Colorado Avalanche, 2013-14 Roster vii

Off the Record… xi

Part I Resurfacing

Coach Roy 3

Hockey's Denver Limbo 13

Moving Forward 23

The Kid 31

Summer Moves 37

Netminders 39

Camp 45

Part II Regular Season

Getting Started 55

Young Guns 61

"Why Not Us?" 79

Blood Feud, Redux 89

Glass Houses 99

Staying on Track 109

Divisional Battles 117

Blueliners 127

"Tell Patrick to…" 139

Unreliable Sources 147

Dismissed, but Not Forgotten 157

Selected and Snubbed 165

Those Darned Rings 175

Forwards 185

On the Block 193

Denver Starts Paying Attention 203

Will He Stay or Will He Go? 211

On Defense: Off the Scrap Heap 221

"What's Made 'Em So Good…" 225

Club de Hockey 235

Grit 245

And Down the Stretch They Come! 249

Part III Playoffs

It's Minny 263

Balls on the Table 275

Sudden Death… and Beyond 283

Stats and Standings 293

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