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Wait, there’s more: Roy calls out ‘classless’ Boudreau for lying

Oct 3, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

Patrick Roy AP

Oh, this is getting good.

Shortly after getting fined $10,000 for Wednesday night’s heated altercation with Bruce Boudreau, Patrick Roy fired back at the Ducks head coach, accusing him of lying.

“What Boudreau said was all lies,” Roy told the Denver Post, in response to Boudreau’s accusations Roy was yelling at Anaheim’s players. “I don’t talk to players, I respect all the players.

“I’m certainly not going to get too involved in this one, but when you talk about classless — when you’re lying, this is classless.”

Following the game — a 6-1 Colorado victory — Boudreau told reporters Roy was chirping various Ducks players, and video replays showed him getting in an altercation with Corey Perry.

“I didn’t expect that,” Boudreau said. “It’s not our job to go back and forth with their players. All of a sudden, I told him, ‘That’s bull, that’s bush league,’ and he did what he did.

“(He’s) going to be in for a long year, if he’s going to yell at every player and yell at the refs at every stoppage of play. It’s not the way the game is played.”

Here’s the video so you can watch again, and again, and again…

In case you’re wondering, it does appear Roy has caught the attention of other NHL coaches as well. Here’s what Barry Trotz had to say to The Tennessean:

“I can tell you this, there’s no room for coaches yelling at opposition players in this league. That’s not professional and it shouldn’t be tolerated. I’d hate to see (St. Louis Rams coach) Jeff Fisher, who is a friend of mine, yapping at some football player, and he comes over and whacks him.

“There’s no place for that in the game, and I don’t think it should be tolerated at all. If you want to be professional, we’re the best league in the world, we’re the classiest league in the world, and we should act that way.”

  1. 19wasthebest - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Roy has and always will be a classless person. He was a great player but that is it

    • joey4id - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Yep! His a little sh_t disturber. He was a great player of the greatest he may be the most classless.

    • withseidelinn - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      He’s a goalie. He will always have a couple screws loose up there.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      He’s one of the greatest goalies of all time and you consider that accomplishment as a “that’s it”.

      Great post.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        That’s EXACTLY the problem with people like you. If someone is a great athlete, you think it takes precedent over being a garbage human being. Which Roy has always been.

        Sports fans have no perspective when deciding priorities.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        I didn’t know we were nominating him for humanitarian of the year.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        ^That’s such a cop out. It’s either humanitarian of the year or class person? Anything to defend your hero, right?

        Fact remains, athleticism in the eyes of the average online sports fan trumps being a decent person. Which if you can’t figure out how that’s wrong, you’re in need of help.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM


      • 950003cups - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

        Roy just can’t help himself. He takes all the bait they’re giving him. This guy is gonna fall to pieces. He’s a coach for one day and going up against the media who been making chopped meat of coaches for years. Not a good match up. He’s gonna make Tortorella look like a librarian.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

        You don’t know any of the athletes you follow so I have no idea how you judge them. You’re given a very biased look on athletes based on the media that covers them.

        I don’t need to make these people heroes because I know they’re regular people like the rest of us. It seems like you think being an athlete makes you a great person, when it fact it doesn’t.

        No one on here knows what these guys are like, even if you met them for five minutes.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

        ^No hockeyflow, we do know them. everything a person does spells out who they are. I’m sure he loves puppies and kisses babies but when you act like he’s acted, it makes you a douche bag.

        You’re reaching due to bias. You clearly love the guy. You’ve got his number in your username and I’m going to laugh my ass off watching you try to tell me the 33 stands for your high school football number or something.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

        Sorry guy, I’m from Boston. I can’t stand him but to act like he sucks is ridiculous.

      • sabatimus - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

        hockey, you blatantly ignored the point the OP was making. At this point you’re basically a troll. Shut up and get out of Boston, we don’t want you.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM

        I didn’t ignore the point. The guy is running down Roy personally and doesn’t know him at all.

        Based off your posts, I’m glad pink hats like you don’t want me. Thanks for hopping on the B’s bandwagon in 2011.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        For the first time ever, I thumbs upped your post

    • desertfan - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      He’s French!!!

    • c9castine - Oct 4, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      i knew as soon as i saw the news of his hire this was gonna turn into a debacle. day friggin one and hes getting fined for running his arrogant mouth and trying to squash bruce marshmallow under the partition. this is about what would happen if mario (or i guess ron francis for that matter) hired tom borasso, maybe worse. he might break somebodys arm again. thats why you leave the hotheads off the bench.

  2. jjregan21 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    It looks like he was talking to Perry…

    • bauxjangles - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Probably because he was responding to something Perry said

      • stakex - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        Probably, but Roy said “I don’t talk to players”…. which is obviously a lie. I don’t take sides in this one, but there’s no doubt Roy was yelling at Perry and that prompted the response from Boudreau. I give full props to Boudreau for stepping in and defending his players like that…. I’d call that pretty far from classless.

  3. daley814 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    i dunno how roy can call boudreau a liar…theres video evidence of him going back and forth with corey perry and then boudreau stepped in to defend his player

  4. nj666 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    between Boudreau and Trotz It seems like bald fat guys have it out for Roy

  5. pxland - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM


    • pxland - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      I guess that would be “trawling”…

      • ibieiniid - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        lol i was gonna say something…. didn’t wanna be THAT asshole.

  6. acorp11 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Welcome back to the Avs, Saint Patrick.

  7. 19to77 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Pressing his luck a bit far with this, I think. The outburst was worth it for a lot of reasons (this is a team and a fanbase that needs to see some passion, since Christ knows Sacco didn’t have any), but come on, he knows what he did and it’s on freaking video.

  8. prd797 - Oct 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    If you look closely, you can see Perry squirt water at O’Reilly and Roy while the glass-shoving was going on. Funny stuff!

  9. jwalsh217 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    I would love to see these two teams meet in the playoffs. That handshake would be priceless

    • makemulletsmandatory - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      wait a couple of years, then you have handshakes after every game.
      NHL is slowly turning into the swedish league…

      you know…. if the league had made “juniorhelmets” (with girders) mandatory in the NHL, Parros would not have been hurt..
      Sid would not have had the puck break his jaw.

      The goalies can use it, juniors use it, so why not the NHL ?
      Its the same logic as with visors…..

      No, everything i touch is getting f*uped..
      First soccer
      Then rapmusic
      and now hockey..

  10. sjsharks66 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    I would agree that no coach should be yelling at an opposing player. That is not their job to do. However in this case, its Perry. I am totally fine with it.

    • makemulletsmandatory - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      i disagree. I think this builds rivalries and increases the temperature before the games.
      whats the problem/difference between a suit chirping and a player?
      are they supposed to be “the better man” ?

      Hells no.
      This shows how much he cares about the game.
      and i like that.
      it should be more.

      Lets bring up Jim Playfair to the big one

  11. jpelle82 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    a guy like roy is used to making a fool of himself and 10k is pocket change. they shouldve made him waddle over and sit in the penalty box for the rest of the game, that would’ve been a new experience for him and wouldve been hilarious to watch

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Not sure how Roy would be the one waddling when you have Boudreau on the other bench.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        Roy hasn’t exactly kept the pounds off.

    • makemulletsmandatory - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      ban him from hockey.
      like fighting, hitting, the fact that everybody must wear helmets, and make the players shake hands after every game.
      Then you soon have European hockey…

  12. tru2joelu4eva - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    this is one of the happiest days of my life

    • blackhawksdynasty - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      Happiest day of your life???
      Let me be the first to say congratulations on your divorce!!!

  13. hammerhead5573 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Does he really want to be the Rex Ryan of hockey? Look at me, look at me bla bla bla. His act will wear thin when they aren’t winning and it’s still look at me

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Rex Ryan wasn’t one of the greatest players of all time. Roy has been a winner everywhere he’s gone and can back it up.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        Being a good player didn’t help Gretzky. It doesn’t help anyone when they’re the coach.

        Roy wasn’t a winner, his teams were. I know this must be deflating to you, seeing as how you worship the idiot.

      • hammerhead5573 - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        Back what up? Are you referring to stupid comments? Trust me the act will wear thin, especially in hockey

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

        Nope, no worship.

        Roy has coaching/GM experience which Gretzky never did.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

        ^You say no worship in one sentence but every other one shows you defending the guy like he’s your husband or something.

        This schtick is old. You say he’s a great player so he should be a great coach. I trump that with an example showing great athleticism and skill mean very little. You backpeddle and now claim it’s experience and not skill that will make him succeed. And when someone counters that you’ll have some other retort. Something. It won’t necessarily even be logical or intelligent or make sense, you’ll just have a defensive sounding response because you’re biased towards Roy.

        Same ol’ song and dance from hockeyflow33.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        You keep chirping the guy like he’s your ex-husband.

        You keep citing examples as if everything is black and white, it isn’t. I have no idea who Patrick Roy is personally and I would bet anything you don’t either. There’s no song and dance here, just countering your arguments with facts, sorry that’s so unusual for you.

      • shoobiedoobin - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

        Facts? No son, asserting your speculation that skill, or experience (or whatever other new reason you’ll drum up) will equal coaching success isn’t a fact. It’s pure blue-sky conjecture.

        Read a book. You clearly love Roy and you don’t exactly hide it well.

    • rc1emens - Oct 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      Rex Ryan? Really?

  14. dbfan4ever - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Wow. Boudreau sends his goons out to hurt MacKinnon at the end of the game and Roy is the classless one! How about asking Boudreau why he is sending out his fourth line during the 1 minute mark of the third period when you are losing 6-0! I don’t want to ever hear about what Boudreau thinks is classless!!!

    • daley814 - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      he didnt send out his goon line with a minute left…it was a the second line that had silfverberg selanne and perreault…that was the line that scored the goal…and the defensive pairing was lovejoy and vatanen…none of which are goons…no one on that team went out trying to hurt mackinnon i know that bc ive seen the replay a few times…the knee to knee contact was incidental and it really was even really knee on knee…lovejoy isnt that type of player

  15. matt14gg - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    How do you say “loco” in french? Roy is crazy. He’s been successful everywhere he’s been, but this act is not going to last. The rest of the league will get sick of him and then eventually his own players will get sick of him. Hes the definition of a “shelf-life” coach.

    • mp1131211 - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      Its not an act. That’s just Roy.

  16. drewsylvania - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Roy the coach is apparently Ozzie Guillen.

  17. smgraff4 - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    I am more excited to see the Colorado vs Vancouver matchups now. It will be fun to hear Tortorella and Roy go at it (from a neutral perspective). But Roy is absolutely intense–and will probably (for the first time in years) make people think about the Colorado Avalanche in one way or another. All the sudden, with Arsenal and Colorado Rapids’ years, the Kroenke family looks like a family of geniuses.

  18. sampulls - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Let’s face it….this is all Lovejoys fault….dirty hit….bottom line!

  19. aventador12 - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Love the close-up caught on video Roy clearly saying the “F” word at Perry, LoL!

  20. makemulletsmandatory - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Dont see what this has to do with “not being professional” ?
    A coach is a human, like a player. And like any other human, player or coach, they can get angry.
    And then you have two types of people; those who act and those who dont.

    Lefties, women and hippies are for the latter.
    Personally, i didnt even raise a brow.

    Whats the problem? Oh no, a coach chirped at a opposite player. Hang him!
    No this is what creates rivalries and temperature, and thats what the sport need.

    Or is it?
    No fighting, no hitting, full-caged helmets and handshake for peace after every game, (like after a playoff-series)

    Why keep score?
    Or give them one puck each, so they dont have to fight about it…

    • stevefromsacto - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      In makemulletsmandatory’s world, one team will complain that the other team’s players have illegally curved sticks (a.k.a. weapons of mass destruction) and proceed to attack the other team’s bench. That’s what Righties would like.

  21. northstarnic - Oct 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Roy is a smug, arrogant chump who has a hard time with the truth. Avs look good so far though.

  22. stevefromsacto - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Have watched Bruce Boudreau as a player and a coach for years. He’s a totally classy guy. I’m amazed at Roy’s antics on the bench in his first NHL game as a coach. I always thought he was classy too. Guess I was wrong. You know that when other coaches like Barry Trotz criticize his actions. Roy has a lot to learn.

  23. rc1emens - Oct 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Well it didn’t certainly didn’t take Roy long to make his mark behind the bench. Knowing his ‘style,’ this won’t be the last outburst. Roy is adding fuel to a smoldering fire of talent.
    Looks like Avs fans have something to watch that they have missed in recent years.

  24. schicker21 - Oct 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    First off, I’m an aves fan and have been since they moved from Quebec. That being said I am trying not to be biased when I say that Roy, while he is no saint, is far from classless. He is a competitor, and he has a short temper. This incident, however was classless. But he is new to coaching in the nhl and I’m sure sooner rather than later, he will get his act together. Whatever he’s doing though, seems to be working, as far as getting his players ready for game day.

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