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Roy has Avalanche playing with composure, confidence as they start with 6 straight wins

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FILe - In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy smiles as he takes questions after the Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in a hockey game in Denver. Behind the goalie-turned-coach, the team is 6-0 and can match the best start in franchise history with a win over the rival Red Wings on Thursday night, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The Associated Press

Colorado coach Patrick Roy has been way more composed than combustible on the bench during the Avalanche's 6-0 start.

Then again, there hasn't been much that has gone wrong for the goalie-turned-coach who is well-known for his fiery personality.

Sure, there was the meltdown in his first game in charge when he nearly crashed through a glass partition during an argument with Anaheim's Bruce Boudreau following a 6-1 win. Other than that, he's been fairly mild mannered.

Roy's players certainly don't view him as volatile so much as an invigorating presence that's ignited a much-needed spark. Behind Roy, the team can match their best start in franchise history with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.