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Patrick Roy Introduces Shocking and Unusual New Rule For New York Islanders

Published January 30, 2024 at 10:11

Patrick Roy took over as head coach of the New York Islanders earlier this month. Since then, he has implemented several changes for his new team.

Roy Introduces New Team Rules With New York Islanders

One area where the coaching change has had a significant impact on the team is at practice. One would expect practices to be the most significant change a new coach would bring, but Roy switched things up with an unusual new rule. He made it so that all players must come off the ice at the same time.

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

Many players like to work on personal skills by themselves after team practices end. However, Islanders players will not be allowed to do so as long as Roy is the head coach.

Islanders Struggles Continue Under Roy

All of that being said, the team's performances have not significantly improved under Roy. Following their most recent loss to the Florida Panthers, the team is now just 1-2-1 under Roy, with their single victory coming in his first game with the team.

#Isles are now 1-2-1 under Patrick Roy, as they fall 3-2 in OT to #TimeToHunt.

Not enough shots. Not enough screens. Penalty kill failed.

Definitely their weakest performance of the last three, but were resilient against a tough team.

Even in the game where they won, the Islanders had to rely on their goaltender as they were heavily outplayed by the Dallas Stars. They were lucky to squeak out the overtime win. So it seems that the team simply may not be good enough to compete for a playoff spot this season.

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