NHL.com continues its preview of the 2015-16 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams.
The Avalanche added size and grit, and they'll have more depth through offseason trades, free agent signings and the return of several key contributors from injuries.
"We're very excited about this year; I like the changes we made," Roy said. "It's a big change, no doubt about it. Not only did we add size, but I also feel that we're faster. When I say fast, I want us to play and think fast."