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Report: Patrick Roy a candidate for Avalanche head coaching job

May 20, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

Hall-of-Fame goalie Patrick Roy is a candidate for the vacant head coaching position with the Colorado Avalanche, according to a report Sunday in The Denver Post.

Here is an excerpt from what Adrian Dater of the Denver Post wrote:

The former Avalanche goaltender and NHL Hall of Famer is considered a rising star in the coaching ranks and was offered Colorado’s head coaching job in 2009 before turning it down. With the job open again, and with fewer personal ties to his job with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Roy could have renewed interest in coming back to Denver.

You can view the full article by clicking here.
The Avalanche fired their previous head coach Joe Sacco towards the end of April after finishing the lockout-shortened season with a 16-25-7 record and 39 points, which was only three above the Florida Panthers, the last of 30 teams in the NHL standings.
Roy played seven full seasons with the Avalanche, winning two Stanley Cups in that span.
He won four championships, including two with the Montreal Canadiens.


  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 20, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Roy could also be the prime candidate for the head coaching job for Quebec’s team, which can be established as early as next season. Given the choice would he rather coach the talent in Colorado or coach in his home city? It would be ironic to see Doan playing in Quebec after his run it with politicians which ensued after he trashed talked the francophone on ice official, which led to a misconduct penalty for Doan.

  2. pastabelly - May 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    No doubt he SHOULD be Montreal’s coach. As a Bruins fan, I hope he lands in Denver.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      Perhaps you missed Roy’s exit from the Habs.
      He’s done with Montreal

  3. spitfisher - May 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Before he takes a head coaching job, I really wish he would write a tell all book of his career, both with Montreal and Denver.

    We often read about players and their accomplishments from a 3 rd party, Patrick Roy on the other hand sounds career and life sounds like it could be very compelling

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      it would be very compelling, but it would lack some very interesting stories about the man behind the mask.

  4. denverwally - May 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Oh great, we get to break in yet another NHL coaching rookie. We just went through 3 crappy years with Sacco. Let Roy earn his bones with someone else. I would much rather have a proven NHL coach with a track record of success. Hello Lindy Ruff.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Really! 14 years as coach in Buffalo and only one SCF. Roy, which many despise for his arrogance and prima donna attitude, has won big everywhere he has played, and has won the memorial cup as coach at the junior level.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      LMAO, wow, I’ve read crazy talk, but this takes it to a new level.

    • scionofflame - May 20, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      I don’t think Lindy Ruff is a good coach for the kind of players Colorado has on the roster. I really don’t. If you were going to go with anyone, I’d say somebody like Dave Tippett who has his contract coming up with Phoenix. Fits the system better in my opinion.

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