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Roy “not bitter” he didn’t get the coaching job in Montreal

Jun 6, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

Patrick Roy

You know it’s a hockey-mad market when the guy who didn’t get hired for the coaching vacancy holds a press conference to talk about not getting hired.

That was the case Wednesday in Quebec when Patrick Roy met with the media the day after Michel Therrien was named the new bench boss of the Montreal Canadiens.

“I’m taking nothing but positives out of this thing,” said Roy. “I’m not bitter at all.”

Roy confirmed he had extensive conversations with the Habs about the job and was interested in the position.

The former goaltending great can now re-focus on his responsibilities as co-owner, GM and coach of the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL.

Until the Habs need a new coach…

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Roy would have been one of the few hires where the players knew they would get shafted and shipped out long before the head coach.

    Instead they hired a guy they already fired before.

    Habs loss, Nords future gain

  2. acieu - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Methinks thou doth protest too much.

  3. habsman - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    1) He outright quit on the organization and his teammates and forced a trade to the Av’s.

    2) He likes to rough up women (cowardly act).

    Other than that, he would have been wonderful.

    • kitshky - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      …do you like anything?

      • habsman - Jun 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        I like the Bergevin hire as well as Dudley and Mellanby. Also Therrien should be better second time around. Martin LaPointe was a good character guy when he played.

        Patrick Roy not so good. Besides what I already noted, he also started a bench clearing brawl in the Q by sending his son (Also a goalie) to pummel the other teams goal tender in a disgusting display. His son was eventually charged. Roy is an idiot and the Habs were wise not to hire him.

  4. bcjim - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Would you hire someone with that ridiculous looking hairstyle? Does he have a Members only jacket and a skinny leather tie to go with it?

    And shave before job interviews.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM

      Haha, I was about to post “he should be bitter to his hairstylist” but you beat me to it! Thumbs up!

  5. blomfeld - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Une très mauvaise décision par Montréal !

    Roy is “exactly” what this organization needs right now and therefore the Canadiens have completely missed the mark by hiring the “has been” Therrien ! Nonetheless, I maintain that Roy will eventually ascend to his “rightful” place as Montreal’s coach, regardless of this “timid and cowardly” hiring …

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