According to the Denver Post the Colorado Avalanche have offered their available head coaching spot to former goaltender Patrick Roy. Though it has been confirmed that Roy has met with Avs GM Pierre Lacroix, no decision is said to have been made.
After spending the first half of his career in net for the Montreal Canadiens, Roy led the Colorado Avalanche to Stanley Cup victories in 1996 and 2001. The legendary goalie retired in 2003 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Though Roy’s playing portfolio is beyond impressive, his coaching experience is relatively lacking. Roy has spent the past four seasons coaching the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Many recall January 2007 when Roy allegedly threw punches at the owner of another QMJHL team, or March 2008 when he was seen cheering as his son, Remparts goaltender Jonathan Roy, sucker punched an opposing team’s goalie during a brawl.
Obviously this is the person you want coaching your professional team.
Peter Budaj allowed a goal to Dustin Penner with 5.4 seconds remaining in the 3rd period to cap off an exhilarating 3-2 victory for the Edmonton Oilers, and deliver a tough luck loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The goal was Penner’s second of that period (Penner scored 5 minutes and 57 seconds into the period). Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj has now allowed 8 goals in his team’s first two regular season games.
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