Patrick Roy to be named Colorado Avalanche coach, report says

Josh Kroenke (left) announced Joe Sakic's promotion earlier this month. (Brennan Linsley / AP) Josh Kroenke (left) announced Joe Sakic’s promotion earlier this month. (Brennan Linsley / AP)

Patrick Roy, the goalie from the Colorado Avalanche’s golden seasons, is expected to be named the team’s new head coach, according to his brother.

“They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement,” Roy’s brother, Stephane, told the Denver Post. “Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge.”

For Roy, there’s a ready-made connection with the front office, where his former teammate, Joe Sakic, is executive vice-president of hockey operations. Since retiring from the NHL, where he won 551 games in goal and won two Stanley Cups each with Colorado and Montreal.

Roy, 47, has coached the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since 2005, with a 307-128-32 record. He was offered the Avs’ job in 2009 and turned it down.

“People in Quebec will be sad again that my brother is leaving for Denver,” Stephane Roy told the Denver Post. “But he has always loved Denver too, and wants the new challenge of going back to his old team.”

The Avalanche fired Joe Sacco on April 29.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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