Patrick Roy gets loud in first ever practice with Islanders.

Patrick Roy gets loud in first ever practice with Islanders.

The legendary NHL goaltender was out on the ice on Sunday and was immediately making his presence felt.

Jonathan Larivee

Patrick Roy is officially bringing his fiery and in your face type of coaching style back to the National Hockey League.

Roy, who is best known for being an extremely fiery competitor, held his first ever practice with the New York Islanders on Sunday and there was no mistaking who was leading things out on the ice.

Although Roy would initially start things off slow, skating out onto the ice and lightly touching the puck while surveying the scene around him, it wouldn't be long before his presence was felt.

The legendary former NHL goaltender was not only out on the ice with his players but began directing traffic and being very demanding of those same players as he barked out orders from in front of the Islanders net.

It remains to be seen how Roy's style will be received by his players, especially when you consider the fact that Roy has spent the last several years coaching players at a much younger age. Roy has had tremendous success with his style and with those younger players, even recently capturing the Memorial Cup as the head coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Quebec Remparts, but whether or not adult players at the NHL level will react positively to that brand of coaching remains to be seen.

Roy has a wealth of experience as both a head coach and as a player himself to draw from, so I fully expect he will do just fine in his role.