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Roy rips McGinn, says he needs to be better… everywhere, really

Nov 28, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT

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A day after getting in a war of words with Ken Hitchcock, Patrick Roy turned his criticism towards his own Avs players.

Specifically, Jamie McGinn.

McGinn was demoted to fourth-line duty on Thursday and received a pretty harsh assessment in the process.

“I expect more from him,” Roy told the Denver Post. “Jamie needs to be better offensively, play with more grit in front of the net. He needs to be more physical, he needs to be better defensively.”

So, basically do everything related to hockey… better.

McGinn, 25, has been struggling since opening the season with five points in five games. He has just one goal in his last 15 (granted, it was a OT-winner against the Kings) and went minus-1 in last night’s loss to the Blues.

The Avs have lost four of seven and are in the mist of their roughest patch of the season, so it’s interesting to watch Roy react (and, how he’ll continue to react.) In addition to the McGinn demotion, Roy bumped tough guy Cody McLeod up to the top line and moved pugilist Patrick Bordeleau up to third-line duty with John Mitchell and Max Talbot.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    I think Patrick Roy may have to look in the mirror

    • polegojim - Nov 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      He does… every day.

      What is your point? McGinn isn’t getting it done.

  2. shamu1the1whale - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    I am really looking forward to when the Avs play against Vancouver. Roy vs. Torts. Should be interesting to see what happens!

  3. slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM


    • jpelle82 - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      really? first it was barbara streisand and now carly simon….you must be blomfeld’s sister posting on here now

      • slysipops - Nov 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        NO I’M NOT……………but thanks for watching ……………it’s not about who does the video…it’s listening to the lyrics that give the message ! have a great day !

      • slysipops - Nov 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        this better ?…………Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider –

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