Colorado Avalanche Alumni: Patrick Roy Moments

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May 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy speaks at a press conference held at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Avalanche Alumni Game is a much-anticipated event as the Avs greats face off against their old rival Detroit Red Wings again.

The Colorado Avalanche are hosting the Alumni Game against the Detroit Red Wings on February 26. Thus far, the general consensus has been that this is a more-anticipated game than the actual Stadium Series match the following night. That’s because the Avs’ greats are hosting their old rival wings from the glory days.

In honor of that event, we’ll focus on the storied players who made the Avalanche so great back in those years. First up should be no surprise — Patrick Roy.

For this week’s alumni post, I’ll share my five favorite Patrick Roy moments from when he was a player.

My enamoredness of Roy as head coach is well documented:

Naturally, plenty of that comes from how much I admired him as a player. Truthfully, I had a love-hate appreciation of him when he was still with the Montreal Canadiens. Before the Colorado Avalanche, my favorite team was the Pittsburgh Penguins. And no other goalie in the NHL could stop my favorite shooters — Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux, Alex Kovalev — as reliably as Patrick Roy. It was simply a reality that he was the best goalie in the world.

All of that before he was ever a Colorado Avalanche player.

So, without further adieu, let’s look at my top five Patrick Roy moments from his time as an Avalanche.

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