Patrick Roy did not hear a laugh, but really not, after the 3-1 setback at the hands of the Armada on the ice of the Videotron Center on Friday night.
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"We were very bad. I did not like our game at all. We have been dominated by the work ethic. I found that we took bad throws, especially in situations where we returned to the offensive zone (…)
"Our fans deserve a lot better than what we offer them. It's going to take the guys to realize that when you're at home, you have to play the best hockey. It's unacceptable the type of hockey we played here tonight, "the big boss of the Remparts railed in a press briefing. v
Coaches are often reluctant to publicly point their players as a result of a poor performance. The former star goalie tore both hands this code to explain this sixth defeat in nine outings in front of fans of Quebec.
"It's up to Dube, Bibeau, Gagnon, St-Laurent, Caron, Kielb to drag this team, no matter who gets grafted. Let's be honest, when I put (Hugo) Audette with (Yu) Sato and (Xavier) Fillion, they dominated. Why ? Because they worked (…) Now, when we're going to have everyone, there are guys who are going to be unhappy, "Roy said.
Thomas Caron was the only scorer of the premises while Miguel Tourigny, Stephane Huard and Benjamin Corbeil (net desert) animated the offensive of the Armada. The fight between Jacob Melanson and Nicholas Blagden at the end of the first period sent a dose of energy to the visitors' bench, said pilot Bruce Richardson, whose troupe will play again on Saturday and Sunday.
"It gave us momentum and the guys fed on that. To leave with a victory in a three in three, it builds the momentum for the weekend. "
Always annoyed by symptoms related to his concussion, forward Andrew Coxhead did not finally take part in the Remparts game the day after training where he wore a regular sweater. Coach Roy, however, assured that the case of the veteran had not regressed in his process of return to the game.
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