#6: Patrick Roy and Matt Duchene Weather Storm
Late October was scary in Avs Nation, and it had nothing to do with Halloween.
After all the hullaballoo of how badly the 2014-15 season went, this one was supposed to be Redemption Season. Yet the team started 3-8-1 in October. By the end of the month, accusations were flying, and rumors were starting.
The accusations were largely aimed at Patrick Roy, who supposedly wasn’t motivating his talented team enough. The rumors centered on Matt Duchene — specifically that he was being traded.
Well, Patrick Roy has ever had nerves of steel, and he calmly continued steering his ship in the same direction. He also took Duchene aside and showed him how’s he’s scored goals in the past. Duchene answered by going on an historic scoring run.
As you well know, Roy and Duchene are still very much a part of the Colorado Avalanche.