Patrick Roy wasn't too happy after the Blues came into the Pepsi Center and made his Avalanche look silly. Following a 4-1 win by the Blues, Roy spoke about the officiating and about how Hitchcock described Roy's tantrum to start the season as something which belonged in junior hockey.
From the Denver Post, Roy said:
"You know what, I was very mad at the end because I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees. But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad).
Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that."
When he was told about Roy's comments, Hitchcock had a simple statement:
"Oh, give me a break. Tell Patrick to shut the (bleep) up."