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by Paul on 10/16/13 at 03:44 PM ET
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
Avs coach Patrick Roy, a centerpiece of the great rivalry with fights at center ice in Detroit with Wings goalies Mike Vernon and Chris Osgood, called it the best rivalry of his career — even better than the heated games he played against provincial rivals from Quebec while a Montreal Canadien.
Roy has a message for Avalanche fans: Show up at the game Thursday. In recent years, the Pepsi Center has had a lot of Red Wings jerseys in the stands, and Roy wants that to stop.
"I hope I'm not going to see a lot of red jerseys, that's all I can say. I want to see burgundy and white," Roy said.
Roy can set an NHL record if the Avs can win. He is tied with his former coach, Montreal's Mario Trembly in 1995, for the best start to a coaching career at 6-0.
more reaction to the Wings/Avs rivalary from some of the current Colorado players...
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