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Roy fined $10K for outburst in Avs coaching debut

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy got into a screaming match with an opposing coach, pushed over a glass partition, received a game misconduct and was reprimanded by the NHL. Quite an eventful start to his coaching career with Colorado. His fiery temper definitely has followed him from the goal to the bench. On Wednesday, Roy lost his cool shortly after the final horn in a 6-1 win over Anaheim, yelling at Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau and then pounding on the glass partition separating the two benches with so much force that it began to tilt. The league punished Roy for his outburst with a $10,000 fine on Thursday. Roy was livid over a late knee-to-knee hit on rookie Nathan MacKinnon. Roy said he will “always defend my players.” – Associated Press

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