Patrick Roy is 'one of the worst people I've met': former goalie

Patrick Roy speaks at a press conference before the Colorado Avalanche play against the Montreal...

Patrick Roy speaks at a press conference before the Colorado Avalanche play against the Montreal Canadiens on March 17, 2014. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/ QMI Agency)

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Patrick Roy may have the hockey world mesmerized right now, but one of his former players isn’t buying it.

Louis Domingue, Roy’s goalie for the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2012, unleashed a barrage of tweets about the Colorado Avalanche head coach.

Here are the tweets translated:

“Congratulations to Patrick Roy one more time! What a class act. I’m capable of accepting blame when the hat fits…

“But to denigrate and attack me publicly for three years in addition to intimidating and humiliating (me). I’m ending my silence!”

“Patrick Roy intimidated me verbally day after day. Never came to help me. By far and away one of the worst people I’ve ever met.”

Domingue played for Roy two years ago during their major collapse in the QJMHL playoffs against Avs’ rookie phenom Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads.

Roy’s Remparts were up 3-0 in the series when MacKinnon, in his rookie season with the Mooseheads at the time, helped lead a historic comeback to win the series in seven games.

Roy was asked about MacKinnon’s performance in that series the day before his NHL coaching debut on April 16.

He didn’t hold anything back when reporters asked if the collapse had to do with the dominant play of MacKinnon or just bad coaching.

“Can I say bad goaltending?” Roy joked at the time.

It appears Domingue, a Phoenix Coyotes prospect, wasn’t laughing with Patrick.

“I have a lot of respect for what he accomplished as a goaltender. But nobody knows what I lived through. Good luck to the Avalanche in the playoffs!” Domingue tweeted later on.

Peter Delmas, who also played with Domingue under Roy, supported his former goaltender.

“Can definitely back you up here Lou, not an easy task playing for Pat as a goalie,” he tweeted to Domingue.

Roy is known for his hot temper, and his rusty relationships with starting goaltenders.

In the 2006 Memorial Cup, Roy called out opposing goaltender Josh Tordjman of the Moncton Wildcats saying he was playing way above his potential.

“Josh Tordjman, up until now, is playing above his head and is ripe to break.”

Roy has yet to respond to Domingue’s comments.

 


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