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Caps evaluating Derek Roy for roster spot

The Washington Capitals have invited veteran center-man Derek Roy to training camp for a professional tryout.  The 32 year-old veteran was previously unsigned after completing the 2014-15 season with Edmonton.  Overall, he recorded 32 points last season, starting his season with Nashville. Last season, Roy played in 46 games and scored 11 goals and added 11 helpers.  Roy has appeared...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Derek Roy to professional tryout contract

With Nicklas Backstrom's near-future still up in the air as he recovers from offseason hip surgery, the Washington Capitals looked to bolster their center depth by signing Derek Roy to a professional tryout contract Sunday. Roy, who split time between the Nashville Predators and the Edmonton Oilers (he was traded from Nashville to Edmonton for Mark Arcobello after just 26 games)...
Via FOX Sports
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to mentor Connor McDavid

By David Rogers When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under his wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Roy's agent 'can't believe' he's still unsigned

When Derek Roy came to the Edmonton Oilers, he lit a spark into Nail Yakupov's game.The two were paired up, and Yakupov seemed far more confident in his game, and his point production showed it.But now, Roy remains a free agent. And people close to him don't have any idea why no one has signed him yet."I can't believe nobody in the NHL will sign Derek," his agent, Rob Hooper, said...
Via FOX Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy relishing complementary role with surging Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On his fourth team since becoming one of the league's most dependable scorers with the Sabres, center Derek Roy hopes to find another home with the Predators. Eight was apparently enough seasons for Roy with Buffalo (2003-12), which traded him to the Dallas Stars during the summer of 2012. But through 2009-10, he had led the Sabres in scoring three straight years...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy solidifying his place in Nashville’s lineup

Coming off one of the worst statistical years in his NHL career, Derek Roy was a 31 year old unrestricted free agent center looking for a new home. Signing a one-year, $1 million deal with the Predators this off-season, Roy already appears to be solidifying his place in the lineup. Slotted into Nashville’s second line alongside forwards Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg, Roy’s been...
Via The Predatorial
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The 6 worst things in hockey this week

There were unlimited games of hockey played on every level this week. There were undoubtedly some really great plays, but for purposes unknown, we decided to celebrate some of the worst of the week. From diving to one ugly jersey, here are six of the worst things to come out of hockey this past week.  Derek Roy's stick plays without him From Monday's Ottawa/St Louis...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Blues take on red-hot Avalanche in Colorado

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy has lauded Semyon Varlamov for remaining focused through the distractions caused by his arrest while helping Colorado to the best start in franchise history. If they need a humbling moment, though, they can refer to a lackluster performance against the surging St. Louis Blues nearly two weeks ago. Varlamov will be in net as Colorado seeks a fourth consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy's shootout goal gives red-hot Blues win over Bruins

Derek Roy scored once in regulation and again in the fourth round of the shootout on Thursday night as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots in regulation, two more in the overtime and three in the shootout as St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and continued the hottest start in its history. David Backes also scored for the...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues beat Bruins 3-2 on Roy's shootout goal

Derek Roy scored once in regulation and again in the fourth round of the shootout on Thursday night as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots in regulation, two more in the overtime and three in the shootout as St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and continued the hottest start in its history. David Backes also scored for the...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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