Daily Buzz: Hitchcock shares choice words for Roy as feud between coaches continues

St. Louis Blues bench veteran Ken Hitchcock has another suggestion for first-year coach Patrick Roy, but his latest advice doesn't exactly pertain to the action on the ice.

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock doesn’t appear to especially like Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, and Roy, for his part, doesn’t really seem to care for Hitchcock, either.

So when the two teams met Wednesday night in Denver, you had to figure sparks might fly.

And true to expectations, the coaches sparred after the Blues’ 4-1 win, engaging in a back-and-forth verbal spat that ended with Hitchcock kindly requesting that Roy “shut the (expletive) up.”

The drama between Roy and Hitchcock dates back to Colorado’s first game of the season, against Anaheim, when Roy got into a tiff with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau and shoved the partition between the two teams’ benches.

At the time, Hitchcock referred to Roy’s actions as “junior hockey,” and said such behavior has no place in the game. On Wednesday, Roy finally fired back during his postgame press conference.

“I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees,” Roy said. “But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee even pissed off.

“Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we can not say anything, and I’m a little pissed off about that, I’ll be honest with you.”

When asked whether he spoke to Hitchcock about his beef, Roy said that he “can’t say that here,” but Hitchcock was less shy when made aware of Roy’s retort to Hitchcock’s initial jab.

“Oh, give me a break,” Hitchcock said, according to the Denver Post. “Tell Patrick to shut the (expletive) up.”

Happy Thanksgiving, indeed. The next meeting between the Avs and Blues is March 8.

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• Mississippi State’s Egg Bowl helmets are pretty awesome:

• Steve Smith says he destroyed Fred Smoot’s career.

• Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer got her 900th win on Wednesday.

• Kevin Love posted a nightmare face swap of himself and Ricky Rubio on Instagram:

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