Patrick Roy has been way more composed than combustible on the bench through the Colorado Avalanche's sizzling start to the season.
Then again, there hasn't been much that has gone wrong for the goalie-turned-coach who is well-known for his fiery personality.
Sure, there was that meltdown in his first game in charge when he nearly crashed through a glass partition during an argument with Anaheim's Bruce Boudreau following a 6-1 win. Other than that, he's been fairly mild mannered.
Roy's players certainly don't view him as volatile so much as an invigorating presence that's ignited a much-needed spark. Behind Roy, the team is 6-0 and can match the best start in franchise history with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
''There's never panic with him,'' forward Matt Duchene explained. ''We could be playing awful, be down a bunch of goals and he doesn't really panic that much. It's nice to have a guy like that behind you.''
This is the nurturing side of Roy, instil...