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Patrick Roy Would Listen To NHL Coaching Offers

from TSN,

If an NHL team - namely the Montreal Canadiens - came calling regarding a vacant job, Patrick Roy certainly won’t have his Stanley Cup rings plugged in his ears.

The former Canadiens goaltender and Hall of Famer told reporters on Sunday that he would consider any proposal that’s brought to his attention at the end of the season.

“Once the end of the season arrives and if a team shows some interest in me - Colorado or Montreal for example - it’s certain I would listen to see what kind of role I would have in the organization,” Roy said at a media conference following a victory by his Quebec Remparts on Sunday. “So to respond to your question, yes - it is certain I would listen if the Canadiens called.”


What do you think, will Roy make a good NHL coach?

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Patrick Roy Would Listen To NHL Coaching Offers

...but he’s got his two Stanley Cup Rings plugging his ears.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/19/11 at 03:03 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

...but he’s got his two Stanley Cup Rings plugging his ears

It’s his big yapper that needs something to plug it.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 12/19/11 at 03:04 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Seriously though, Patrick Roy is a bad person. He was on the bench when his son got himself kicked out of his league for attacking the other team’s goaltender. He’s got a consistently shitty attitude.

The guy was a good goalie, but making him a coach in the NHL would be a mistake.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/19/11 at 03:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What do you think, will Roy make a good NHL coach?

Great HOF players do NOT necessarily make great coaches/executives.  See Gretzky.

He’s a mercenary.  He’ll go to the highest bidder.

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 12/19/11 at 04:17 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

His ceiling as an NHL coach is to basically be Mike Keenan. Pretty successful with all measures considered, but a very short shelf life.

If you are trying to build an organizational philosophy, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think he’d be a terrible GM. As a coach, he that short shelf life might not actually hurt him much given that in today’s game, all but maybe three or four coaches look to be considered highly expendable by their organizations.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 12/19/11 at 04:54 PM ET


Desperation’s a stinky cologne, Montreal.

They need to replace Gauthier.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 12/19/11 at 05:44 PM ET


From his comments it sounds like he’d only entertain coaching offers from MTL or COL

Posted by Chris A on 12/20/11 at 02:56 AM ET

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