Gotta See It: Patrick Roy puts on pads, practices in net

Patrick Roy sat down with Christine Simpson to discuss the Colorado Avalanche team he coaches, the Stadium Series and his feelings about the current debate on goaltenders and their equipment size.

Brace yourselves, Colorado Avalanche fans.

There was a familiar sight at practice on Thursday when a certain No. 33 had some fun at the rink.

Yup, it’s exactly who you think it is. Goaltending legend Patrick Roy — and the team’s current head coach, of course — proved he hasn’t lost his goal-stopping touch when the three-time Vezina Trophy winner strapped on the goalie pads and hit the ice to face some shots.

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It’s been over a decade since the legendary netminder last suited up for an NHL game, retiring in 2003 as the NHL’s winningest goalie. (That record was broken by Martin Brodeur in 2009.)

Of course, it wasn’t all just for fun. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer was practicing for the upcoming alumni game on Feb. 26 prior to the outdoor Stadium Series game between the Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings the following day.

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