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Avalance coach Roy fined $10,000

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The NHL announced Thursday that it fined Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy $10,000 for his actions at the end of Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Roy, also the team's vice president of hockey operations, showed the same fiery passion behind the bench as he did during a Hall of Fame career as a goaltender. He took issue with what he thought was a late hit by the Ducks' Ben Lovejoy on Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft.

Roy yelled at the Ducks players and nearly pushed down the glass partition between the teams' benches while screaming at Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau.

"Roy's actions at the conclusion of the game were irresponsible," Colin Campbell, the league's senior executive vice president of hockey operations, said in a statement. "One of the responsibilities of an NHL coach is to help diffuse volatile situations on the bench."

Colorado won the game 6-1.

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