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Patrick Roy Waiting For Quebec City Job?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

It’s highly unlikely Patrick Roy will end up involved with the Montreal Canadians in any capacity. What’s more likely is Roy’s waiting for the Phoenix Coyotes to move to Quebec, where he’ll take over as either coach, general manager or both. Word is, Roy has unofficially been on retainer from Quebec NHL interests for almost two years now.

Phil Kessel is fourth in scoring in the NHL and you have to wonder how much higher he’d be if a) he played with a real first-line centre or b) he was properly utilized on the Maple Leafs power play. Now, the fact the Leafs don’t have that key puck moving centre may be why Kessel is tied for 16th in power play scoring when he’s third in the league in even strength points. However the numbers are broken down, Kessel has performed beyond expectations on a Leaf team that hasn’t met them….

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SolidTG7's avatar

Coach and GM?

That seems highly unlikely.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/24/12 at 06:51 PM ET

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Too bad he’ll have to commute to Seattle for work!

Posted by timbits on 03/24/12 at 08:46 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

There you go Bozak.  Your two wingers are in the top ten in scoring.  Basically proof that you are not a real first line center.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/24/12 at 09:07 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Seattle residents haven’t been gathering together for a NHL team rally in huge numbers like Quebec City fans have been.
They also go to NHL games all over Canada and US wearing old Nordiques sweaters making their presence known.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwROfPXVJtg&feature=related
Only rumor I hear coming out of Seattle is that the Chicago Wolves AHl owner wants to own a NHL team in Seattle but without a fanbase rabid support like Quebec City already has I don’t see it.
Habs vs Nordiques old rivalry renewed would make me happy. Line brawls and general dislike of each other made for highly entertaining games back in the day.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 03/25/12 at 05:10 AM ET

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