Thursday, May 23, 2013

You Can Go Home Again: Patrick Roy Hired to Run and Coach Avalanche

True story:

Hockey legend spends the last 8 of his 18-years as one of the greatest goaltenders that ever lived high in the mountains of Colorado.

Retires after his team loses in the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs and enjoys it for 3-years.

In 2005, he becomes the owner, vice-president and general manager of the Quebec Ramparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Legaue.

In 2007, he gets in trouble for throwing punches in the direction of an opponent, faces assault charges and gets rid of them by apologizing, but only afterwards to accuse the media of conspiring against him.

In 2008, his son gets in trouble for cross-checking an opponent after a play had been whistled dead. The son was suspended for 15-games.

And in 2013, May 23rd to be exact, you are Patrick Roy, new head coach and Vice President of Hockey Operations.

Yes, in many ways, you've come full circle.

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