Monday, May 25, 2009

Report: Roy Offered GM Position

The draft is still weeks away, free agency isn't even close, and the Stanley Cup Finals aren't even going to start for another week.

But this offseason has been crazy.

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.
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Though I would love to see Roy behind the bench, giving him both positions won't work out in the long-term.

Does the name "Pat Quinn" ring a bell?

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.

If Lacroix is getting ready to retire and plans to make Roy "Emperor of Hockey Operations" then I can see the logic in giving him what amounts to totalitarian control of the team. Otherwise, PL has gone off his rocker.

The fact that Lacroix even has to offer Roy the GM position to attract him to the team is ridiculous. Roy should be chomping at the bit for an NHL gig, and if he's not, that's fine. Lets not try to attract him to a job he either a) doesn't want or b) isn't ready for.

Oh yeah. Tony Granato still hasn't resigned/been fired/left town.

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