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Picture this: Patrick Roy as coach or GM in Montreal

Dec 19, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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If you thought Patrick Roy the player was fiery in Montreal, imagine him as coach or general manager.

It’s a dream for now, but Roy tells RDS in Quebec that if the Canadiens came calling for an open position with the team, he’d be more than happy to listen to their offer. Roy says that once the season is over if there’s a job out there to be had with an organization he’d want to consider what role they had in store for him.

Even in Montreal?

“…Yes – it is certain I would listen if the Canadiens called,” Roy said.

Pierre Gauthier and Randy Cunneyworth might want to watch their backs.

This is the same Patrick Roy that stormed out of a game in 1995 saying he’d never play for the organization again after being left in to give up nine goals to Detroit. The same Roy who won two more Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche. The same Roy who is currently coach, GM, and part-owner of the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL.

Roy’s done well coaching junior hockey even with the occasional circus side show that develops thanks to him being a feisty guy with a penchant for insulting rival GMs. At least he isn’t complaining about all the Stanley Cup rings in his ears giving him hearing trouble anymore.

Having Roy working in Montreal would be worth it just for the occasional meltdown in handling the Montreal media. We’ve got the popcorn on standby to be popped for this show.

  1. govtminion - Dec 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    I wouldn’t want to see this, if for no other reason than because I selfishly want to see him take the GM job in Colorado instead and try to make his other former team look like an NHL franchise again instead of a confused peewee team.

    …but since ownership in Denver is kicked in the head, not happening.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

      I’m kind of holding out for Sakic to descend from the heavens and save them somehow.

      Wait.

      Roy as GM, Sakic as coach. In all likelihood, it would be a disaster. But if it worked? Oh man.

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