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Surprise announcement and decision by Patrick Roy before his game against the Canadiens, completely changing the plans of some media

Published January 24, 2024 at 6:38 PM
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We love it, and it's very well thought out on the part of Patrick Roy.

Exceptionally, his team will not hold a morning practice tomorrow in Montreal in anticipation of the duel against the Canadiens.

Patrick Roy protects his players from the Montreal media circus before the game against the Habs



«The Islanders' team practiced at home today and will not have a morning practice in Montreal tomorrow as head coach Patrick Roy wants to limit distractions for his team before their game against the Habs.»


«Patrick Roy: "I don't want it to be about me, I want it to be about the Islanders going there to win a hockey game."

«We're not going there to win for the coach, it's for our team - that's why I don't want us to go to this morning practice. They will ask questions about me, this and that - I don't need this and they don't need that..."

- Patrick Roy, via Priyanta Emrith

We love it! It says a lot about Patrick.

We are really looking forward to seeing the reception that the Bell Centre crowd will give to their former #33, but it will surely be a very special atmosphere.

To be followed, starting tomorrow!




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