Goalies aren't exactly known for fighting. But as you can see by some of the many videos on view below, Patrick Roy, among the best players to ever wear a Colorado Avalanche sweater, wasn't afraid to throw down.
He'll need that bare-knuckle passion now that he's finally accepted the job as the Avs' coach. Can he make Coloradans care again about the team, which sucked hard enough to land the first draft pick in the next NHL draft? Check out the clips below and decide.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
More from our Sports archive circa 2009: "Why did Patrick Roy say 'no' to Avalanche head coaching gig?"