Patrick Roy could be head coach and general manager of the Colorado Avalanche if he accepts the posts from his former club.
According to Ruefrontenac.com – a Montreal-based news website – Avs president Pierre Lacroix has offered Roy both jobs and that Roy wants to hire former teammate Sylvain Lefebvre and Drummoundville head coach Guy Boucher as his assistants.
The GM posting became vacant after Lacroix fired Francois Giguere last month and Tony Granato is still the team’s head coach.
The Montreal report added that Craig Billington – the Avs’ vice president of hockey operations and Roy’s former backup, could serve as a co-general manager.
The Denver Post reported last week that the Avalanche offered Roy the coaching job, and added there was a possibility he might get the vacant general manager’s job as well.
Ruefrontenac.com also reports that Lacroix is offering Roy almost full control over the club’s hockey operations as a way of trumping any potential offer from his other former team – the Montreal Canadiens.
Um.. What?! I mean….Whatever keeps him from coming to Montreal. Still….wow… And I heard a rumor that Boucher was headed to Hamilton. Which would be nicer. Don’t you just love rumor season?
Question to ponder: What would it be like to work with your former backup? For some reason I just can’t picture that working out so well. Maybe it’s because I can’t imagine Roy getting along with anybody to begin with?