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Report- Patrick Roy Will Be Interviewing For The Coaching Job In Ottawa

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Talk in league circles Saturday was that legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy is expected to be the final interview by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion in a thorough search for the vacant post behind the bench.

It’s believed the Senators could speak to the 53-year-old Roy next week to discuss the possibility of being a full-time replacement for Guy Boucher, who was fired by the club on March 1. That would make Roy the mystery seventh candidate for the job, with six interviews already completed.

Roy also has a good relationship with Ottawa assistant GM Peter MacTavish, a former agent, who has been conducting the interviews with Dorion.

While Roy is best known for his Hall-of-Fame career with the Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche, he has paid his dues as a coach and has had success.

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It Appears Patrick Roy Is Returning To The Quebec Remparts

from the CP at TSN,

The Quebec Remparts have called a news conference on Thursday amid speculation that goaltending great Patrick Roy will return to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club.

Roy acted as part-owner, coach and general manager of the Remparts from 2005 to 2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. He has been out of hockey since acting as coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2016.

Talk of the 52-year-old Roy returning to the Remparts began two weeks ago when Philippe Boucher resigned as coach and GM. Roy has since been spotted at QMJHL playoff games.

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Roy addresses his decision to quit the Avs

ESPN's Craig Custance spoke with Patrick Roy as Roy addressed the media in Quebec City, discussing his decision to leave the Colorado Avalanche last month:

When he resigned, Roy cited philosophical differences with the way the Avalanche were being run. He was one of the few coaches in the NHL with say over personnel, but it wasn't enough say to keep him satisfied.

"The type of players and stuff like that, we didn't necessarily agree on," Roy said. "It goes beyond that. It was people working for the team and stuff like this that we were a little bit different."

The timing of Roy's resignation put Colorado in a tough spot, but he wanted to make sure he wasn't rushing into the decision.

"I really needed to make sure it was the proper decision," Roy said. "It was important for me to have no regrets."

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Morning Line- Terry Frei On Patrick Roy

Roy started to feel like a coach. A coach only. He was starting to feel like men he had played for who might or might not have been good behind the bench but had little influence on the organizational decisions about who was on his roster. He thought it would be different, working with a fellow Hall of Famer and teammate in a market where he paraded twice. It would have been similar in Montreal, but not exactly the same.

Did he quit on the Avs? Sure, he did. As coach. Because he thought he had been fired as a VP.

-Terry Frei of the Denver Post on Patrick Roy.  More from Frei on Roy and Joe Sackic.

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Joe Sakic reacts to Patrick Roy’s resignation

From the Denver Post's Mike Chambers:

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said he soon plans to go golfing with Patrick Roy, who resigned as the team’s coach Thursday. During a conference call about five hours after Roy announced in a written statement issued by a public relations agency that he was resigning, Sakic said he and Roy have no ill feelings about each other.

“We both respect each other really well. We’ve always been friends and we’ll always continue to be friends,” Sakic said. “He was contemplating this for a few weeks. It was tough on him, stressful and I know right now he’s very comfortable with his decision and probably relieved that it’s over for him. So I’m happy that he came to this decision for himself and he’s comfortable with it and ready to move on. I wish him the best.”

The Avs missed the playoffs and regressed in the standings the past two seasons, after Roy’s surprising 112-point rookie season when they won the Central Division. The Avs slipped to 90 points in 2014-15 and fell to 82 points last season.

“He didn’t have a lot of fun last year,” Sakic said. “He came to this decision on his own.”

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Afternoon Line- Mark Spector On Patrick Roy

Some will say that Roy is the coach in waiting for Montreal, should Michel Therrien not put the Habs back near the top of their division promptly this fall. But if you are Montreal GM Marc Bergevin, wouldn’t Roy be radioactive?

What GM would want a coach who demands a weighty say in all personnel issues? And what coach, considering the tepid success Roy has had at the NHL level, would want to divide his own attention that way?

Roy may be a great coach one day, or perhaps a legendary GM. Trying to be both at the same time however, is a recipe for having no job at all.

-Mark Spector of Sportsnet where you can read more on Roy.

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Patrick Roy Decides To Leave The Colorado Organization

DENVER, CO, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Patrick Roy, head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, has issued the following statement:

"For the past three years, I have carried out my duties as Head Coach and Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Colorado Avalanche with energy, passion and determination.

I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs and bring it to a higher level. To achieve this, the vision of the coach and VP-Hockey Operations needs to be perfectly aligned with that of the organization. He must also have a say in the decisions that impact the team's performance. These conditions are not currently met.

Today, I am informing you of my decision to leave the Colorado Avalanche organization. Though it saddens me, I have put much thought about this decision in recent weeks and have come to be fully comfortable with it.

I am grateful to the Colorado Avalanche organization, with which I remain in good terms, for letting me lead this great team. I thank all the players I have had the pleasure of coaching and the fans for their unwavering, unconditional support.

I remain forever loyal to the Avalanche with which I played 478 games, coached another 253, and won two Stanley Cups."

Patrick Roy does not intend to comment further on this announcement.

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Morning Line- Patrick Roy

"... Sometimes you want to go fast track, but that would be the wrong thing to do. The problem is we got 112 points the first year and that's where everybody thought we made the turn. But let's not forget that the year before, we were second-to-last overall. There's a reality between that year and what's going on.

"Last year, 90 points. This year, less points. Obviously, it's not something we're proud of, not something we're happy about. I am very frustrated about it, but at the time time, I think we need to find ways to make this franchise better and it's not just for one year. It's for a longer term, and that's what we want."

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. More from Roy by Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

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Videos- Patrick Roy Not Happy With Matt Duchene’s Goal Celebration

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

For the second consecutive year, the Avalanche officially has regressed and the relationship between leading scorer Matt Duchene and his coach appears to have soured.

Colorado will not reach 90 points, the amount it finished with last season — after a magnificent 112-point campaign of 2013-14 in coach Patrick Roy's rookie season — and Roy called out Duchene after Sunday's disheartening 5-1 loss to the playoff-bound St. Louis Blues that dropped the Avs to 17-19-4 at the Pepsi Center.

In a 4-0 game with 4:14 remaining, Duchene broke the shutout with his 30th goal, the first time he has reached that milestone. The Avs, who have lost five of their last six games, can reach a maximum of only 88 points.

"The reaction of Dutchy after he scores — it's a 4-0 (game). Big cheer. Are you kidding me," Roy said. "What is that? It's not the 'reflect' that we want from our guys. Not at all."

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Videos- Patrick Roy Not Happy After Losing Challenge

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

Winnipeg was up 3-1 after Stafford scored on a wrist shot through traffic at 10:37 of the second. Roy lodged a coach's challenge, arguing that Ladd had interviewed with Varlamov. After the post-video ruling that there wasn't goaltender interference and the goal stood, Roy was livid and drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct minor.

"They (said) Varly bumped into their player," Roy said. "I guess we didn't agree on that part. It was a tough call for sure. From my point of view, it's clear that (Ladd) made a step backward, or at least sideways, and that was just enough to prevent Varly from making the save."

more on the Avs 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

The Roy incident starts at the :40 second mark of this highlight package video...

 

 

Watch Roy post-game below...

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Video- Patrick Roy Loses A Challenge

The goal was reviewed by the NHL then Patrick Roy challenged it...

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

"My opinion is this is a call that should go to Toronto, not the referees on the ice," Roy said. "Why? You're watching some games and you see the same call made and they disallow the goal. There's not enough consistency. I think we need consistency in those calls, what it is, what should be goalie interference and not. Right now, the referees on the ice, it's a tough call for him. I think they have enough pressure on the ice, enough on their hands during games. I think that should be a call made by Toronto, in my opinion, because you're going to have more consistency."

more on the Avs 4-2 loss to the Penguins...

 

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Patrick Roy On The Current State Of The Colorado Avalanche

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

"We're certainly not happy about the way we've been playing all year," Roy said, despite the fact the Avs began their seven-game road trip 3-0. "We're not happy to be dead-last in the NHL. This is something we talk about and we're certainly not proud of that."

He added: "We should not try to find excuses."

Roy was then asked about goalie Semyon Varlamov, who will return from a seven-game absence and start at Winnipeg. Varlamov missed the last five games with a groin injury. He is 3-6-1 with a 3.26 goals-against average and .890 save percentage — three of the league's worst numbers for a No. 1 guy.

Varlamov is making $5.9 million annually.

"Varly needs to be the Varly of two years ago. For us to win games he needs to be our best player," Roy said. "This is how we view our team."

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Morning Line- Patrick Roy

I don’t know if I would make the net much bigger, but I would maybe make the goal posts smaller. Then, every time it hits the post, it goes in. That makes a huge difference, because there’s a lot of crossbars and posts hit in a game.

“If we want to get the scoring up a bit, I think that would be a good way.”

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.  More from Roy, mostly on the Avalanche from Frank Seravalli of TSN.

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Avalanche need help on ‘d’

From the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch:

The Colorado Avalanche have hit a Rocky Mountain low. And, the talk amongst league executives is the heat is on.

The Avs have been treading water for the past 13 months and they’ve started off this season with a lousy 4-9-1 record. If they don’t get their act together quickly then they’ll miss the playoffs for a second straight year under the guidance of General Manager Joe Sakic and VP of hockey operations/coach Patrick Roy.

The Avs have started this year the way last season finished and the word is Sakic has been calling around desperately trying to get help.

The club starts a seven-game road trip Tuesday in Philadelphia that will make or break their season when it wraps up Nov. 23 in Winnipeg.

Sources say the Avs badly want help on defence.

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Afternoon Line- Patrick Roy

"I'm not going to come in front of the media and say things that I don't believe," he said. "I believe right now it just needs to be a bit about or game management. If we could be just a bit better in some decisions that we make, these could be wins for us. I'm not going to go backwards and say, 'Aw, that's not good,' or, 'We're not playing well,' or, 'We're not doing this and that well.'

"We're doing a lot of good things. We're just right there. We need to win those third periods, we need to continue to play the same way. We need to manage our game a little bit better ... Is it a save, is it a penalty we should not take, is it a bad positioning of our F3 in the O-zone, is it missing a pass on the breakout?

"Maybe for some people it seems like we're far, but for us, we feel like we're really close to win some hockey games. I'd rather look that way, if you don't mind because I always try to be as honest, and I think our fans, and you guys communicate with them, are allowed to know and have an idea of what we think we're doing right and we're doing wrong....

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.  Much more from Roy by Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

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Video- Happy 50th Birthday Patrick Roy

via Sportsnet,

Inspired by Patrick Roy’s fiery NHL coaching debut, Connected counted down some of Patrick Roy’s most memorable acts.

 

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Patrick Roy Named Worst NHL Coach Of The Year

from Jeff Simmons of Sportsnet,

While the NHL will hand out its share of awards at the end of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sportsnet’s NHL web team decided to hand out some awards of our own.

Winner: Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche

A year after winning the Jack Adams Award, Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche have taken several steps back this season.

Even with a deep core of young talent (Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Reilly, etc), the Avalanche have fallen back to earth after a breakout season in which they won the Central Division with 112 points and pushed the Minnesota Wild to seven games in the opening round of the playoffs.

Despite that, Roy’s team was a wildly popular regression candidate heading into 2014-15.

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Patrick Roy Being Patrick Roy

 

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

The rivalry has built throughout the years in part because Minnesota has played Colorado in three of its four all-time playoff berths. One of the great dramas is the disdain Landeskog and the Wild’s Mikko Koivu, Landeskog’s captain counterpart, have for each other. They battle intensely every game, and in the heat of the moment last weekend, Landeskog swiped at Koivu from bench to bench to earn a $5,000 fine.

“Five grand, he should have hit him. Make it worth it at least,” Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, laughing, joked.

Every Wild-Avs game, there are skirmishes, big runs and dirty hits, and the Avalanche still is upset that now-injured Matt Cooke knocked defenseman Tyson Barrie out of last year’s playoffs with a knee-on-knee hit that earned Cooke a seven-game suspension.

After last Saturday’s game, Wild coach Mike Yeo called what McLeod did to Granlund “garbage.” Friday, Roy countered, “To me, garbage is what Cooke did to Barrie.”

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Game 7 Of The Stanley Cup Final

Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek or Patrick Roy, who starts for you in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final?

Or maybe someone else?

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Garrioch discusses Avs’ struggles, possible GM’s meetings trade talk

The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch discusses the outline for the NHL's general managers' meetings in Toronto on Tuesday and issues several trade rumors, but the thrust of his column involves the Colorado Avalanche's struggles:

The honeymoon is over for Patrick Roy in Denver. After an avalanche of success in his first season as head coach, Colorado has taken a step backwards and you have to think if his name wasn't Patrick Roy he would be getting a lot more heat.

Five points out of a playoff spot and sitting at No. 13 in the West, the tension is starting to grow after a horrible start by the Avs.

Last year, they averaged 16,295 at 41 home games. This year, the Avalanche rank No. 24 in the league at 15,088 through eight home games. Some believe the players are starting to squeeze their sticks.

NHL executives are waiting with baited breath to see if general manager Joe Sakic and Roy (who has a say in every move) get antsy and want to start dealing young players in an attempt to get immediate help.

They'd better be careful.

Garrioch also believes that the NHL's GM's meetings might lay the groundwork for trades in the case that the salary cap remains steady or goes down:

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Afternoon Line- Patrick Roy

"There's some things offensively that I think we could do a little bit better, like going to the net and simplifying things around the net, and I think the players are aware of that. nd when we start scoring in times of the game, like early or at the end of periods, I think it's going to help our team and get their confidence going. For me, it's still very positive here."

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.  More on the Avs from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.

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Afternoon Line- Patrick Roy

"You win two, three, four games in a row and you're back around .600. That should be good. But we need to do that. It's hard to believe today, because there are holes in our game, but it will help us tremendously and I think we're going to win those games."

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.  More on the Avs from Nick Groke of the Denver Post.

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Morning Line - Patrick Roy

“Right now the way I look at, is we want an easy game. Until we’re where we want to compete at the level we were last year, we’re going to struggle. We’re not sharp mentally.”

-Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy after an OT loss to Florida.  More post-game reaction from Mark Chambers of All Things Avs.

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Patrick Roy discusses his Jack Adams Award-winning season

After capturing the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach (as judged by the NHL's Broadcasters' Association), Patrick Roy spoke with NHL.com's Shawn Roarke about his honor:

For his part, Roy admitted some surprise in being at the NHL Awards again. He figured once he walked away from the game as a player, his trips to the end-of-season gala had ended as well. So, when the opportunity came to go to the 2014 edition with a chance to claim another honor, Roy embraced it for all it was worth.

"I was trying to not expect anything from it to be honest," Roy said of whether he thought he would win. "I understood that I was against coaches [who] had outstanding years, and that's exactly what John and Mike have done with their teams. Being here was probably the thing I was very excited about. When I retired, I never thought it would be possible. It's fun to see it happening."

Now, though, he has a Jack Adams Award to add to all the other individual awards Roy won during a playing career that landed him in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But he says he can't compare winning something as a player to winning a different award as a coach.

"When you are a player, you always focus on team goals, and at the end if you are up for the Vezina [Trophy] or the Jennings [Trophy] or winning a Stanley Cup or a Conn Smythe, you are happy. All year, we focused on one day at a time. All year, we focused on partnership, trust and respect. That is what I prefer thinking of [rather] than saying is it more important to win the Jack Adams or a Vezina or a Conn Smythe Trophy. I'm proud of everything I have been doing as a player and now I am very happy to be in this position."

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Matheson discusses Ray Whitney’s future, Lecavalier as a buyout candidate and shares Bowman thoughts

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson discusses a wide range of topics over the course of three Hockey World articles, pondering the fate of 42-year-old Ray Whitney, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer...

“I’ll be 42 years old and there won’t be a lot of people banging down the doors,” he said.

If it’s not the right location, like a Western Conference team — his family plans on staying in the desert this winter, Whitney might retire. He’ll be in management someday, if he wants to dive it into as Todd Marchant has done in Anaheim, Calif., where he’s head of player development for the Ducks.

“It was not a great year … I’m not sure there are a whole lot of options out there,” Whitney admitted. “The legs are still there, but it’s nearly impossible to get the legs moving when you’re over 40 and playing eight to 10 minutes and only on the power play. After the first 10 games, I was on the second line, but the last three or four months, it was the fourth. They went with youth and they do have some good kids. I can’t deny that.”

Wondering whether the Flyers will buy out Vincent Lecavalier after signing him to a 5-year deal that's become a millstone...

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Patrick Roy Staying Positive

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy on Friday was frank about the deficiencies in his team's showing in Games 3 and 4 against the Minnesota Wild, but equally defiant in assessing the state of the first-round series that is tied 2-2 going into Saturday night's Game 5.

Roy noted that that Western Conference home teams so far are 15-1 in the first round of the playoffs, and that has been the pattern in his series, too, with Colorado winning twice at home and losing twice while looking punchless at St. Paul.

Then he added: "I know we love to say we're Stanley Cup contenders, bingo, like this. Even you guys as reporters need to be positive. It's important. I know you love winning as much as I do. You know that I love winning. But we need to be patient with our group. This is a young team. This is a team that, let's not forget, finished 29th last year. These are huge steps and this is a learning process."

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Jason Demers’ hit to Tyson Barrie’s head…Looks bad

It's not a late-season game without a dirty hit or two, so Stephane Quintal and the Shanahan-less Department of Player Safety might want to look at a hit which occurred during the Colorado Avalanche's 5-1 loss to San Jose:

Tyson Barrie took a hard hit from Jason Demers, and the Denver Post's Terry Frei reports that the shoulder-to-head hit yielded...The kind of injury update you'd expect from Patrick Roy's playoff-bound team:

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David Backes ‘jumps’ Nathan MacKinnon, and Patrick Roy is not amused

Patrick Roy was not happy after his Colorado Avalanche defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Saturday--during what was part of a much larger and nastier set of scraps between the two teams (as Puck Daddy's Jen Neale notes)...

Here's the hit in question--and, uh, Roy...Has a point?

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Morning Line

"I'm always a positive person. Obviously, I believe that he's going to be back for the playoffs. This is the way I am. But at the same time, we lost Peter Forsberg after the second round the year we win the Cup (in 2001), and a team is a team. You have to go out there and play hard and find ways to win games. That's what we're going to continue to do."

-Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy on Matt Duchene's knee injuy.  Duchene will have an MRI and then Colorado will update his status.

More on the Avalanche from Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

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Matheson runs the gamut of hockey stories in this week’s ‘Hockey World’

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson's Hockey World mega-column's been chopped into 4 bite-size blog entries, and this week, he has a conversation with Nashville Predators GM David Poile, he suggests that the Oilers ought to draft Leon Draisaitl over Aaron Eklbad at the 2014 draft, and amongst his "This 'n' that" notes...

Ted Nolan will likely be getting a three-year contract from the Buffalo Sabres when they return from their Western Conference road swing, which earns a two-thumbs up from Drew Stafford. “He’s a great motivator; he’s extremely simple on his philosophies,” said Stafford, who has been in Buffalo for eight seasons. “He tells us, ‘Look what you get to do for a living … it’s a special opportunity, don’t take it for granted. Show up and compete for a couple of hours.”

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Patrick Roy reflects upon his ‘return’ to Montreal via TSN interview

On Tuesday evening, Patrick Roy will officially coach against the Montreal Canadiens for the first time, and ahead of the reunion, Roy spoke with TSN's Michael Farber for 10 minutes, reflecting upon the ups and downs of his tenure with the Canadiens and his contentious split from the team. TSN transcribed some of the highlights thereof:

Farber asked Roy if the raising of his number to the rafters put his difficult exit from Montreal behind him.

"I have to say yes it did, but for me it was before that," explained Roy. "When I retired I was already in peace in what happened in Montreal, and when Pierre Boivin and Bob Gainey came over to my house and talked about retiring my jersey and start talking to me, (asking) how do you feel...I said I'm already in peace, I've already moved on. I understand that hockey is a business, I made a mistake, and I'm sure on the other side they felt like they made a mistake as well. But at the end I'm not there to judge. I was so happy to get back into the Canadiens family."

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Afternoon Line

"This organization has a lot of class. They put a lot of pride on the past, and they have a great past," Roy said.

"Two years ago, I could have had both jobs, coach and GM, if it were up to the fans. And I truly appreciate that. I thought that was a great gesture, and it made me feel good with the fans. It's not that I had doubt, but at the same time it was nice to see that the past was way behind us and everybody had moved on, and that they could see me as their next coach and GM. For the ego, I have to admit, it feels good."

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorada Avalanche on the Montreal Canadiens.  The Avalanche play in Montreal tomorrow and Roy met with the media today.

More on Roy from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post and below, via Sportsnet, watch the media gathering with Roy...

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Late Evening Line

"I think Jiggy should have played better tonight. We're not going to look at our team. We might not have had the jump we should have, but Jiggy needs to be better. He hasn't played well in the last four or five games. He should stand up and say, 'I'm not playing up to what I should.' And he did not. He needs to be better, and we need him playing better. Period."

-Patrick Roy, head coach of the Colorado Avalanche after losing to Calgary 4-3 Monday night.  More from Mike Chanbers of the Denver Post.

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Video- Patrick Roy A “Little Pissed-Off”

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

Roy's post-game news conference was unremarkable until he praised winger Patrick Bordeleau, the Avalanche enforcer who scored the only goal against the Blues, and used that as a jumping-off point to add: "You know what, I was very mad at the end because I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees. But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad).

Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that."

Did Roy say anything directly back to Hitchcock?

"I can't say that here, I'm sorry," said Roy.

Outside the visiting locker room, when Hitchcock was told of the gist of Roy's comments, the St. Louis coach responded: "Oh, give me a break. Tell Patrick to shut the (bleep) up." Then he asked if Roy had really said that, and repeated his suggestion.

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Video- 3 1/2 Minutes With Patrick Roy

Kevin Weekes of NHL.com has a short chat with Patrick Roy.

 

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What Would Our Game Be Like Without People Like Patrick Roy?

from John Buccigross of ESPN,

Nine years ago -- June 22, 2004 -- I wrote these sentences after observing Patrick Roy at Ray Bourque's charity golf tournament in leafy New England.

"Even when Patrick Roy is sitting down after a five-hour round of golf under sunny skies, he isn't relaxing. His eyes are always far away and fiery. … He is a serious person. … His competitive gene and his badger-like relentlessness will make him a huge success. When he told me how badly he wanted to win a Memorial Cup (owner and GM of the Quebec Remparts at the time), he practically burned a hole in my forehead. (He would win one two years later after making himself coach of the Remparts.) This man is a single-minded freak. I don't know how much fun he is to live with, but this man is a born leader. … (NBCSN NHL Analyst and former teammate) Keith Jones said how (Roy) was the greatest leader he ever saw. How he said very little, but when he did, it was perfectly timed and made you feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof. … I don't know whether (Roy and Bourque) have been offered a chance to run NHL teams, but if they haven't, it's one of those things on my 'Dude, what is up?' list. … These men are why we love the game. Why we care. Why we spend our hard-earned money playing it and supporting it. Because they care. Because they don't do it for the money. They always played for the prize. Roy still is."

I recall that sunny June day vividly, like I remember most things. It stayed with me as I, and others, waited for Roy to make his move to the NHL in some capacity. From that 2004 afternoon when Nathan MacKinnon was 8 years old, it was clear to me Roy was a man with more to do.

This lifelong fire Patrick Roy carries is a common hockey trait. It is one that keeps this fragile game moving forward. Without people who share Roy's fire, this game would melt away like early-March backyard ice.

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Patrick Roy Fined $10K For Outburst Last Night

added 3:19pm, from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

Roy, who was not suspended, said he was informed of the fine by NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell.

Roy got into a heated shouting match with Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau in the final seconds of the Avs' 6-1 victory and also shoved the glass partition separating the team's benches twice.

Boudreau after the game called Roy's actions "classless" and said he initially approached Roy near the glass partition because Roy was yelling at his players.

Roy fired back at Boudreau after Avs practice Thursday.

"What Boudreau said was all lies," Roy said. "I don't talk to players, I respect all the players. I'm certainly not going to get too involved in this one, but when you talk about classless — when you're lying, this is classless."

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The Morning After Skate

Welcome to the morning after! A recap of the games from the night before and quick hit hockey news.
In Case You Missed It
Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers
After defeating the Montreal Canadiens last night the Maple Leafs traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers.
 

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Patrick Roy makes his return to the NHL, has a tiff with Bruce Boudreau

Oh dear, it looks like Patrick Roy is indeed back in the NHL, and he had a wee tiff with Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau at the end of the Colorado Avalanche's 6-1 win over Anaheim:

Why was he upset?

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Can Patrick Roy Handle The Criticism?

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

There's absolutely no doubt Roy is serious about bringing the Stanley Cup back to Colorado. While it might be easy to rest on his Hall of Fame reputation, Roy works his tail off. The rookie Colorado coach also isn't afraid to mess with the status quo, as evidenced by Roy's willingness to quickly shuffle personnel, already replacing P.A. Parenteau with Steve Downie to play on a top line alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly.

But over the grind of a long NHL season, can Roy keep his cool and maintain patience with a franchise relearning how to win? Can he deal with the inevitable second-guessing that shadows all coaches? What happens when a knucklehead like me dares to question the moves of St. Patrick, who won 551 regular-season games and four NHL championships as a goaltender?

"You have been my No. 1 fan in Denver. I'd be surprised if such a thing happens. You have been protecting me every day of my playing career," a laughing Roy told me shortly after he was named coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Avalanche in May.

"If you criticize me as a coach, then I'm going to swallow it, no problem. But make sure you come to see me at the office the next day. I won't be mad. At least I hope not."

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Patrick Roy Is On The Clock

from Woody Paige of the Denver Post,

On Sunday afternoon, The Wizard of Wah, Patrick Roy, returns to action for the Avs for the first time since retiring as a player 10 years ago.

Coach Roy will join with fellow Hall of Famer, former Stanley Cup teammate and Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic to make the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft and make the Avalanche relevant again.

Don't mess it up, Joey and Patty.

Just go with Nathan "Kid Magnificent" MacKinnon.

Roy is on the clock.

"I know I will get fired someday," Roy, who has never minced meat or words, told me.

What? How about if you win the Stanley Cup and retire?

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Live Stream- Patrick Roy Press Conference

Roy meets the Denver media.

Watch the live stream below...

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Patrick Roy Returns To Denver As Head Coach

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 Avalanche history and the 14th in franchise history.  In addition to his head coaching duties, Roy will also work with Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic in all player personnel decisions. 

“This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant moment in our organization’s history,” said Avalanche President Josh Kroenke.  “Patrick’s passion for the game of hockey both as a player and as a coach defines who he is as a person.  He is a winner and is coming back to Denver where he created numerous special moments on and off the ice while helping lead us to two Stanley Cup championships.”

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Dater Updates Roy’s Coaching Status With Avs

via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Time will tell if Patrick Roy’s brother jumped the gun a little — or a lot, like all the way over — on his proclamation to me on the phone and on his own Facebook page that Patrick will be the next coach of the Avalanche.

The Avs this morning are saying there is no deal in place. That’s about all they’re saying so far. So, we wait and see what happens. As my story last night said, the Avs would not confirm Stephane Roy’s assertion and that remains the case.

My belief: the Avs and Roy are in negotiations on a possible deal. But until a deal is done, it’s not. This still may not happen at all. We just have to wait. Roy wanted a lot of money in 2009 to be the coach – my reporting said he wanted a four-year deal at $3 million per, while the Avs offered four years at $1.75 million per.

I can’t imagine Roy asking for any less than that now. And for an NHL coach, that’s a LOT of money. So, it’s possible money – as it often does – could derail this thing. We shall see.

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Afternoon Line

“Maybe one day I’d like to be the coach in Montreal. If the opportunity arises, it will have to be an ideal situation where I can have as much fun as I do with the (QMJHL’s Quebec) Remparts.”

-Patrick Roy.  More on his interest in coaching the Canadiens from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail.

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Dale Hunter Offers Advice To Patrick Roy

from Bill Beacon of the CP at the Globe and Mail,

Patrick Roy should weigh what he would give up against what he would gain if he decides to leave a sweet set-up in junior hockey to become an NHL coach, according to Dale Hunter, a man who knows both ends of that situation.

For Roy, it would mean leaving a club he has built into a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League power since retiring from a Hall of Fame goaltending career.

“To coach in the NHL is a privilege,” Hunter said Sunday at the Bionest Centre, where his London Knights are competing in the Mastercard Memorial Cup. “But Patrick has to do what’s best for him and his family.

“It’s a challenge, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s the top league in the world. It’s fun coaching elite players. If you’re ready to make the commitment, you should go.”

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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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Roy The Next Montreal GM?

from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail,

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, turns out that Martin Leclerc of Radio-Canada.ca and NHL.com is the first off the mark with news that a deal is done between the Montreal Canadiens and former Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy that will see the fiery Quebec Remparts owner/coach/GM take over the Habs’ reins next fall.

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Detroit vs. Montreal

The only game on the NHL schedule tonight so I thought today may be a good time to highlight some of the games between these two original six teams.

Throughout the day I will be dedicating posts to this great rivalry so let’s go to the video.

Probably one of the games most of us remember is the last game of Patrick Roy in Montreal sweater, December 2, 1995.

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