Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/15/08 at 10:02 AM ET
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
Oh, it’s a great experience to play for him,” (Kelsey) Tessier, 18, the Avalanche’s fourth-round draft choice this year, said after Colorado’s rookie-camp workout Sunday at Family Sports Center.
“His passion for the game and the will to win are there because he coaches the same way he plays,” Tessier said. “He has the attitude that he hates losing, and that’s the passion he gives our team. It’s just such a great experience to play for him. He gives you every tool to win, and you have no excuse not to. When he was a goalie, he saw the whole ice in front of him and saw everything. And he knows exactly where we should be.”...
You can say a lot of things about Patrick Roy, but if you could hear the awe and appreciation in the voice of one of his current charges, Tessier, you wouldn’t even try to diminish his impact as a coach and motivator.
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