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Patrick Roy On The Current State Of The Colorado Avalanche

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

"We're certainly not happy about the way we've been playing all year," Roy said, despite the fact the Avs began their seven-game road trip 3-0. "We're not happy to be dead-last in the NHL. This is something we talk about and we're certainly not proud of that."

He added: "We should not try to find excuses."

Roy was then asked about goalie Semyon Varlamov, who will return from a seven-game absence and start at Winnipeg. Varlamov missed the last five games with a groin injury. He is 3-6-1 with a 3.26 goals-against average and .890 save percentage — three of the league's worst numbers for a No. 1 guy.

Varlamov is making $5.9 million annually.

"Varly needs to be the Varly of two years ago. For us to win games he needs to be our best player," Roy said. "This is how we view our team."

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