Patrick Roy is not yet the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and talk of a deal being done is "premature," according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
The Denver Post quoted Roy's brother, Stephane, early Monday morning as saying Patrick Roy would be named the Avs' next head coach. Stephane Matteau said the Avs and his brother were discussing the "final details" of a contract. Patrick Roy has been considered a frontrunner, but we'll wait until we see something a little more official before jumping to any conclusions.
The Denver Post is reporting that the brother of Patrick Roy said that Roy will be named the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
Stephane Roy, the younger brother of Patrick, said: "They're discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge." Roy was considered a front runner for the job as soon as Joe Sacco was relieved of his coaching duties after the end of the season. All sides would not comment but do not be surprised if there is an announcement in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
Paul Stastny notched seven goals and a team-high 15 points in 10 games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.
He served as the Americans' captain for the tournament and his efforts helped the squad win the bronze medal. It was the United States' first medal since 2004 and their third overall since 1963. He has one year left on his current contract with the Avalanche and has been the subject of trade rumors before. Perhaps he increased his value if a team is looking to deal with the NHL draft on the horizon.
An NHL source has told the Denver Post that Patrick Roy is one of the top candidates for the head coaching job with the Colorado Avalanche.
This is no surprise as Roy was the leading choice in 2009 but family concerns kept him in the province of Quebec and the job was given to Joe Sacco. Sacco was relieved of his coaching duties less than a month ago and now Roy's name is popping up yet again. Avalanche vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic and Roy himself would not comment on the rumors at this time but where there is smoke, there is fire. Stay tuned.
Joe Sakic is not in a rush to name a new head coach for the Avalanche.
Sakic may not have his new head coach in place in time for the June 30th Draft so it's obvious that Sakic is not going to be rushed into a decision. Some names being tossed around as possible candidates by Adrian Dater of the Denver Post are: Dave Tippett, Patrick Roy, Lindy Ruff and Dallas Eakins. Stay tuned.
Paul Stastny notched two goals and two assists in a dominating 8-3 win over Russia to send the United States into the semifinals of the World Hockey Championship.
Craig Smith picked up five helpers in the contest, while Ryan Carter had a goal and an assist. David Moss, Alex Galchenyuk, Nate Thompson, T.J. Oshie and Jacob Trouba also scored for Team USA in the rout.
Don't expect the Avalanche's coaching search to end anytime soon.
This according to the Denver Post's Adrian Dater, who says sources tell him nothing will be happening "in the near future." Dater infers this to mean the Avs want to see if Dave Tippett becomes available as his contract with the Coyotes expires June 30. Colorado could also look at Lindy Ruff, too. It's unclear whether Patrick Roy is still a candidate for the gig.