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The Colorado Avalanche continued their personal own avalanche by continuing to dismantle their coaching staff on last Monday, severing ties with goalie coach Kirk McLean.
McLean, who spent 15 years in the NHL playing for New Jersey, Vancouver, Carolina, Florida and the New York Rangers, was hired as Colorado’s goaltending consultant in 2010.
According to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater, it’s unclear if McLean was fired, or left the organization. The 46-year-old was never a full-time employee with the club but did work with both Semyon Varlamov and JS Giguere over the last two seasons.
Here’s what Giguere had to say about the relationship (to In Goal Magazine), when questions arose about whether Giguere, a veteran netminder, was doing some coaching rather than McLean, who was there on a part-time basis:
First and foremost I am not [Varlamov's] goalie coach. Some people make that assumption and that would be unfair for Kirk.
Kirk is the goalie coach, he is highly competent, he know...
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
Reports are circulating around the Denver Post today that legendary goaltender Patrick Roy will be Joe Sacco’s replacement as the Colorado Avalanche’s head coach. This could just be what the doctor order to help the crippling Avalanche. But the Avalanche are emphasizing that talk of the Roy deal is premature as it’s not done, according to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater....
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...