Roy fined $10,000 for 'bush league' outburst

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy directs Jamie McGinn during pre-season action September 18,...

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy directs Jamie McGinn during pre-season action September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP)

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Patrick Roy has ducked a suspension but faces a fine for his late-game antics Wednesday night.

The National Hockey League announced Thursday Roy has been fined $10,000 for flipping out on Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in the Colorado Avalanche's 6-1 victory.

"Roy's actions at the conclusion of the game were irresponsible," NHL senior executive vice-president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said. "One of the responsibilities of an NHL coach is to help diffuse volatile situations on the bench."

As the first game of his NHL coaching career was winding down, Roy got into a shouting match with Boudreau. The disagreement escalated and Roy began violently rocking the glass separating the two squads.

The whole coach versus coach altercation began because, as Boudreau put it, Roy was "yapping at players."

Unsurprisingly, Boudreau was not impressed with the rookie bench boss' temper tantrum: "I told him that's bush league."

Roy fired back Thursday, denying his counterpart's claims: "What Boudreau said was all lies. I don't talk to players, I respect all the players."

Colorado and Anaheim don't face off again until March 14.


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