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By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov is playing a lot like the Hall of Famer who's now coaching him.
Off to a 7-1 start and among the league leaders in goals-against (1.76), Varlamov is thriving in the presence of new coach Patrick Roy.
Roy told Varlamov as much after practice on Wednesday, saying: ''When I said how proud I was the way he's bounced back, he had a big smile. He was happy. I think as a player that's what you want to hear from your coach.''
Not just any coach, but Roy - one of the best to ever play the position.
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