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DENVER — The Denver Post is reporting that the brother of Patrick Roy says the Hall of Fame goalie is close to returning to the Colorado Avalanche as the team’s coach.
Roy’s brother, Stephane, told the paper late Monday night, “They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement.” Stephane Roy also reportedly announced the news on his Facebook page.
A phone message was left with the Avalanche.
Colorado fired coach Joe Sacco on April 28 after a season in which the team finished last in the Western Conference.
Soon after, the organization shook up the front office, promoting Hall of Famer Joe Sakic to executive vice president of hockey operations. Sakic and Roy helped Colorado win two Stanley Cup titles as players.
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Former NHL goalie Patrick Roy will be named the Colorado Avalanche’s next coach, according to the Denver Post citing his brother, Stephane. “They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for
Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.
Now, Avalanche fans are hoping they're reunited again to steer the foundering franchise back to the glory days. According to reports, the Hall of Fame goaltender could possibly be in line to become the next coach.
The Denver Post is reporting the brother of Patrick Roy says the Hall of Fame goalie is close to returning to the Colorado Avalanche as the team's coach.
Roy's brother, Stephane, told the paper late Monday night: ''They're discussing the final details of an arrangement.'' Stephane Roy also reportedly announced the news on his Facebook page.
A phone message...
It's almost a tradition: the Avalanche fire a coach, the Avalanche's media and fans wonder if Patrick Roy will take that guy's place. Roy, you may remember, won two Stanley Cups with the Avs after leaving the Montreal Canadiens. He's a beloved, if slightly revered character around the team, much like St. Pat is with the Montreal Canadiens. The Avalanche just brought...
Mon dieu! Per the Denver Post's Adrian Dater:
Patrick Roy will be the next coach of the Avalanche, according to Roy's brother, Stephane.
"They're discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge," said Stephane Roy, the younger brother of his famous sibling.
Anyone who has followed the Maple Leafs over the years has grown accustomed to certain names becoming fixtures in Toronto trade rumors. As with Eric Lindros in the late 1990âs and more recently Roberto Luongo, the name of Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny has been frequently mentioned as a possible solution for the organizationâs lack of a top line center.
Adrian Dater reports, that Stephane Roy's, Patrick Roy's brother, has said that Roy (Patrick, not Stephane) is going to be the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs, for their part, are not commenting on it because the organization looked deep into Medusa's eyes years ago rendering them incapable of commenting on anything.
I have mixed feelings on whether or...
The Buffalo Sabres passes on the opportunity to hire Quebec Remparts head coach, Patrick Roy. Late Monday night, news broke in Denver that Roy will be the next head coach of Colorado Avalanche. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post could not get confirmation, nor denial, that Joe Sakic and the Avs brass will be naming Roy as their next head coach. However, he was able to get some insight...