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Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
The team says Thursday it has reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame goaltender to take over as coach and vice president of hockey operations.
The 47-year-old Roy won two Stanley Cups with Colorado. He becomes the sixth coach in Avalanche history and the 14th in franchise history; the team began as the Quebec Nordiques and joined the NHL in 1979.
Roy has spent the last eight seasons as coach and general manager of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, winning the 2006 Memorial Cup. He is also a part owner of the QMJHL franchise.
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The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Patrick Roy will become the franchise’s head coach and vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche will hold an official press conference next week in Denver. “This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant
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As a goalie, Patrick Roy lead the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, and now he will try to do the same as the team's new head coach.
The Colorado Avalanche introduced Patrick Roy as their new coach Tuesday, turning to the Hall of Fame goalie to revive a franchise he once led to prominence.
Roy met the media for the first time on Tuesday since reaching a deal last week. In addition to coaching, he will also serve as vice president of hockey operations.
The 47-year-old Roy joins forces with former teammate-turned...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
There are eight teams still competing for the Stanley Cup, and precisely none of them operate on the model now being proposed by the new-look Colorado Avalanche.
Then again, it's hard to explain precisely what the Colorado model is, or how it will work.
What we do know is that of the remaining eight, none are run by Hall of Fame centremen...
Patrick Roy has long been rumored to be a suitor for to be the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to the Avs hiring Joe Sacco in 2009, Roy’s name was bandied about as being the choice for the gig.
Four years later and here we are again. After relieving Sacco of his duties a few weeks ago, ‘Saint Patrick’ was again being anointed by the media as the surefire choice...
Hall of Fame Goalie Patrick Roy was named head coach of the Avalanche (courtesy of wikipedia)
Colorado fans you’re coach-less days are over! The Colorado Avalanche and Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy have both agreed to terms that would make Roy the Av’s new coach and VP of Hockey Operations as per the team’s website and nhl.com.
Roy replaces Joe Sacco, who was fired late last...
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has reached an agreement in principle with Patrick Roy to become the franchise’s Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations. Due to the Memorial Day weekend, the Avalanche will hold a press conference next week in Denver to formally introduce Roy.
Roy, 47, becomes the sixth head coach in...