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  • DENVER - Patrick Roy's fiery personality is already rubbing off on the Colorado Avalanche.Just the other day in a scrimmage, captain Gabriel Landeskog mixed it up along the boards with Steve Downie. That feistine s is precisely what the new coach wants to see from a team that's mi sed the playoffs three straight seasons."You need to come with a different attitude," said Roy, the Hall of Fame goaltender who J R Sweezy Jersey captured two Stanley Cup titles with the Avalanche. "Sometimes with new vision, you just have to give it a try. They've been giving it that try."These days, Roy is preaching a simple me sage: Take care of the little things on the ice, such as clearing loose pucks in front of the net."You can't emphasis details too much," Landeskog said. " William Gholston Jersey He's seen all the details. He's a good one to teach you."Roy has some help, too, with former teammate Joe Sakic stepping into a broader role in the front office this season and Chris Conte Jersey handling the day-to-day hockey operations. Roy and Sakic are hoping their reunion can restore some lustre to this downtrodden franchise."Those guys that were stars are now dedicating themselves to getting the team back to where it was when they were playing," said forward Alex Tanguay, who played alongside Roy and Sakic when Colorado won the Cup in 2001. "You look at their resumes, when they're going to tell you something, we know that they've been around. The me sage is going to be something that they lived."This is a new beginning for this team."Matt Duchene couldn't agree more, saying this season already has a "way different feel.""Roy's Mike Evans Jersey pa sion and knowledge of the game is so great," Duchene said. "It's going to be really exciting to work with a guy like that."