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from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

The rivalry has built throughout the years in part because Minnesota has played Colorado in three of its four all-time playoff berths. One of the great dramas is the disdain Landeskog and the Wild’s Mikko Koivu, Landeskog’s captain counterpart, have for each other. They battle intensely every game, and in the heat of the moment last weekend, Landeskog swiped at Koivu from bench to bench to earn a $5,000 fine.

“Five grand, he should have hit him. Make it worth it at least,” Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, laughing, joked.

Every Wild-Avs game, there are skirmishes, big runs and dirty hits, and the Avalanche still is upset that now-injured Matt Cooke knocked defenseman Tyson Barrie out of last year’s playoffs with a knee-on-knee hit that earned Cooke a seven-game suspension.

After last Saturday’s game, Wild coach Mike Yeo called what McLeod did to Granlund “garbage.” Friday, Roy countered, “To me, garbage is what Cooke did to Barrie.”


added 5:08pm, below there is more...

added 5:28pm, Russo remarks now added below too...


 added 5:28pm, from Dan Myers tweets,

Response from @Russostrib, who is in Atlanta visiting family today: “Patrick must be mistaking my story with somebody else’s.

“There was no suggestion ‘of going after Cody McLeod.’ There is no place where I advocated the Wild to harm anyone. (cont)

Dan Myers @1DanMyers  ·  23m 23 minutes ago
“It was an objective look at the rivalry between two good teams with core players who will face each other for years."

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Paul's avatar

The two teams meet tonight at 6pm ET. May be a good game to watch.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/15 at 04:59 PM ET

pautna's avatar

I think Patrick Roy is a healthy Drama Queen and if he didn’t react the way he’s reacting it would be unhealthy for him as a Drama Queen.

Posted by pautna on 03/08/15 at 05:33 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post with his point of view on this topic.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/15 at 05:39 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune,

Before tonight’s game, in his meeting with the media, Colorado coach Patrick Roy took the opportunity to go off on a rather strange tangent.

Rather than talking about the game, which is very important for his team’s fading playoff hopes, he instead took issue with a story our reporter Michael Russo wrote for today’s Star Tribune. In it Russo pointed out how the rivalry between the two teams is growing more intense.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/08/15 at 06:22 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Patrick Roy has lost his mind.

For all anyone knows, it’s still somewhere under the ice at The Joe.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 03/08/15 at 06:46 PM ET

igrover's avatar

Roy is still smarting, after all these years, as it was the Wild that knocked the Dives out of the playoffs in his final year of paying.  And he stunk it up on the game/series winning goal.

Suck it Roy.

Posted by igrover on 03/08/15 at 07:00 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Can you imagine how sorry you have to be as a team/org to have your primary rival be the Minnesota Wild?

Posted by Primis on 03/08/15 at 10:50 PM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Roy was just using anything he could find to pump up his team for a game against a rival.

Not only is there nothing wrong with that, it’s a tried-and-true tactic.

It also worked, by the way.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 03/08/15 at 11:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

[eats popcorn]

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 03/10/15 at 06:31 PM ET

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