New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello
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Patrick Roy Reveals Not Even NHL Hall of Famers Are Exempt From Lou Lamoriello's Silly Rules

Published January 21, 2024 at 6:08 PM

Lou Lamoriello has always been one of the most unique general managers in the National Hockey League. He is known for having strict rules, such as the fact that players and coaches must be clean shaven and they must shave every day. Today we learned that there are truly no exceptions to this rule.

Roy Shows Off Clean Shaven Look In Debut With Islanders

The Islanders replaced head coach Lane Lambert with NHL goalie legend and Hall of Famer Patrick Roy yesterday. Today, the new head coach made his first appearance with the islanders. In it, we got a chance to see a brand new look for the coach as he was missing his trademark beard.

Roy has seldom been seen without a beard going back to his coaching days with the Avalanche. He was seen as recently as last season sporting a full playoff beard as he lead his Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL to a Memorial Cup championship.

Roy Confirms Lamoriello Made Him Shave Beard

The new head coach revealed today that the new look was not entirely his idea. He noted that he begrudgingly agreed to shave as Lamoriello seemingly wanted to make no exceptions for his team. Not even for Roy, who is one of the most respected NHL players of all time.

Patrick Roy told me that, yes, he had to shave the beard.

«That one hurt,» he said with a grin. #Isles

The Islanders are currently 6th place in the Metro division with a 19-15-11 record. They are technically just three points back of a playoff spot, but with the number of teams ahead of them, they have serious work ahead of them if they want to make the playoffs this season. Hopefully Roy can turn things around quickly as the team will need to finish strong in the stretch run.

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Patrick Roy Reveals Not Even NHL Hall of Famers Are Exempt From Lou Lamoriello's Silly Rules

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