Not even 24 hours after the announcement of his hiring by the New York IslandersPatrick Roy jumped onto the ice with his new players on Sunday morning to lead a first training session in his new colors.
No choice: Roy will be behind the bench of an NHL team for the first time in seven years since his stunning departure from Colorado, starting Sunday night when the Islanders receive a visit from the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m.
True to his reputation, Roy was very vocal on the ice during training. In fact, he seems to have put on quite a show, as can be seen above.
Not wanting to waste any time, Roy was very lively with his new players and ensured that drills were carried out with attention to detail.
Quite a challenge
For Roy, who did not have time to change the system in his own way, the challenge will be important on Sunday.
The Stars, who are ranked third in the West in the Central Section, are a strong team.
The Islanders, for their part, are on a four-game losing streak and are trying as best they can to stay in the playoff race.
The carrots are far from cooked as just two points separate them from the Detroit Red Wings, who hold last place and grant access to the spring tournament in the East.
– In collaboration with Nicolas Cloutier, TVA Sports
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