New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy addressing the media
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Patrick Roy Shocks The New York Islanders With Unusual New Rule

Published January 30, 2024 at 12:09
BY SAMER
     
Patrick Roy has returned to the NHL as the new head coach of the New York Islanders, taking over from Lane Lambert. The Islanders initially showed promise in their first game under Roy, securing an overtime win with strong goaltending despite being outplayed.


However, the team has since faced setbacks, including a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Patrick Roy Shocks The New York Islanders With Unusual New Rule




To leave a lasting impact, Roy has implemented a new rule for team practices. Previously, players often stayed on the ice after practice for individual skill work, but now Roy insists that everyone comes off the ice together.

Roy also demands that all players go off together after skates. #Isles


Can you imagine what rookie forward Connor Bedard would think about that who has been regularly seen practicing on his own before and after team sessions.


This new approach is a baby step for the success of Patrick Roy's new team. It will be crucial for the Islanders to secure a playoff spot this season, as consecutive losses have heightened the need for improvement.


The hope is that Roy's emphasis on unity in practice will translate to better on-ice performance and keep the Islanders in the playoff race.
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