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NHL pluses and minuses: Patrick Roy off to fast start in Colorado
NHL pluses and minuses: Patrick Roy off to fast start in Colorado

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Patrick Roy, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as a rookie goaltender after the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1986, has so far been successful as a rookie NHL coach. Under him, the Colorado Avalanche has won four straight games and is 10-1-0, including 5-0-0 on the road. + One reason the San Jose Sharks (10-1-1) are thriving is because they've upped their tempo dramatically. They're averaging a league-leading 3.92 goals per game while limiting opponents to 1.58 goals, which ranked second through Sunday's games. This is balance: Six players have produced their last...

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