'Coach' Roy surprising critics, friends alike

Updated: November 10, 2006, 11:08 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

QUEBEC CITY -- The face is a little fleshier. The body a little thicker perhaps. But the eyes, they remain unchanged by the passage of time.

Blazing with an almost supernatural kind of intensity, they are the same eyes that winked defiantly at Tomas Sandstrom in the middle of an overtime game in the Stanley Cup finals that will go down as a moment for the ages. They are the same eyes that stared down Montreal Canadiens president Ronald Corey and coach Mario Tremblay on that fateful night ...

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