The Colorado Avalanche made their coaching change shortly after the NHL regular season ended and they still haven’t hired a replacement. There has been speculation heating up in recent weeks that the team may consider former goalie Patrick Roy for the position. The idea of Roy as a coach makes me very interested and excited honestly because we all know how fiery he can be. I’m just not sure if it is the right move with this young team.
There are great players on the Avalanche about to break out including Gabriel Landeskog. Do you want a coach he is going to be yelling and screaming about everything that happens on the bench in front of a 20-year-old who is still impressionable? It was just five years ago when Roy got into a fight with another coach over a play involving his son. He is currently the head coach of the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
I would want a coach who has been at least an assistant at the NHL level. Roy isn’t that coach and may never be. I can only hope that Joe Sakic doesn’t just ask to his friend to turn the franchise around. I’m sure he can find a better choice out there whether as a current head coach or an assistant on a competing team. The Avalanche need a lot of things to go in their favor before they can become a playoff team again, and I don’t see hiring Roy being one of those things to their benefit. It is up to the people in Colorado, but I can only hope for their sake that they don’t hire Roy.