Colorado Avalanche Report: Final Practice

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Inspirational Ending

At the end of every practice, the players and fellow coaches group around coach Roy. Sometimes it’s only for a few seconds. Today it was a full minute — I know because I recorded the whole thing. (The video below is only a snippet.)

I can only imagine what coach Roy was saying in today’s huddle. Players were listening. They might shuffle, look away or otherwise seem distracted, but every single one had his ear in Roy’s direction. I’m certain it was something inspirational like he said during the post-practice presser:

“I honestly love this group” — what inspiring words from Patrick Roy.

I love the end of their huddle, though, which is what they’ve always done — their simple declaration of “Team!”

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