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Coaching rivalry: Roy lashes out at Hitchcock in the media

Nov 28, 2013, 1:08 AM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues beat their Central Division rivals, the Colorado Avalanche, on Wednesday. Alex Steen tied Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals with 20, in the Blues 4-1 victory over Colorado.

But that was all quickly forgotten about following the post-game comments of Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, and then the retort of Blues bench boss Ken Hitchcock.

“You know what, I was very mad at the end because I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees,” said Roy, as per The Denver Post.

“But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad).

“Seems to me that there’s different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that.”

Hitchcock, with 623 wins as a coach in the NHL, offered quite a response. He wasn’t happy.

“Oh, give me a break. Tell Patrick to shut the (expletive) up,” said Hitchcock.

Just. Like. That. But this isn’t Roy’s first run-in with another NHL coach.

In fact, in the season opener, Roy’s first game as a head coach in this league, got into an altercation with Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks in between the benches.

  1. sjsharks66 - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Now lets see them drop the gloves!

  2. slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM


  3. blackhawks2010 - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Roy can’t hear what your saying, his Stanley Cup rings are plugging his ears….

    • thesportsjudge - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      That never gets old. Oh wait, it certainly does.

    • no - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      Why are they in his ears?

      Because you let a nine year old write that comment?

  4. canucks30 - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    1. Patrick Roy is a sociopath

    2. Hitchcock needs some new material

    That is all.

    • ntvd7 - Nov 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Roy cross the red line…

      Gretzky is the only guy on the ice that knew it was a penalty – Nice

    • shamu1the1whale - Nov 29, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      Oh man that Roy video– what a great find!

  5. greej1938l - Nov 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    Roy needs to coach…not complain. But he’s sooooo good at complaining!!!!

  6. northstarnic - Nov 28, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    Waaah! (Pronounced: Roy) sounds like a flippin’ crybaby.
    The way he conducts himself, it’s like he and his goalie are having a contest to see who can demonstrate the most classless behavior. So far, of course, the goalie/woman beater is winning. But clearly Waaah! won’t let that keep him from trying.

  7. LampyB - Nov 28, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Starnic you’re an idiot.

    • no - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      And today, you learned what that little “reply” button is.

      (hint: it’s not French)

  8. drez146 - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Roy here’s a thought, shut up and beat the Blues, then talk…..

  9. joey4id - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    The guy is just having fun. Give it a break. It’s all part of an act to keep the pressure on him instead of the players. He’s got the press feeding out of his hands.

    • blomfeld - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      Joey – I ‘sort of’ agree with you, though you do have to admit that Roy likely has some ‘issues’ between the ears eh? Nonetheless, he and his ilk are good for the game, as they keep things fun and interesting. Coach Sutter is also kind of ‘nuts’ in a way, same thing with Coach Torts. Yet they’re the ones who people admire and gravitate to.

      • joey4id - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        Yea! But! Don’t we all have some sort of issues between the ears? :-) The worse kind hopefully end up behind bars. Eh!

  10. irokkit - Nov 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    @northstarnic. Shut the (expletive) up!!!

    What the (expletive) is a (expletive) northstarnic anyhow?

    @joey4id….you nailed it!!!!

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