New coach Patrick Roy eager to get Avs back on track after missing playoffs 3 straight seasons

First-year Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says his team will have a "Stanley Cup attitude" this season.

Roy spoke Wednesday as players reported for physicals a day before the start of training camp.

The Hall of Fame goaltender hopes to bring the same fiery passion to the bench that he brought to the net. If Roy ever does get too amped up, though, at least he has his former teammate to keep him in check with Joe Sakic handling the day-to-day hockey operations this season.

As players, Roy and Sakic teamed up to lead the Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.

Now in charge, Roy and Sakic will try to turn around a franchise that's missed the playoffs three straight seasons.