This was not an epithets-over-the-phone blowup. This was not a raising-the-Cup-together-no-longer-matters blowup. This was not a you-don’t-exist-to-me-anymore blowup. But it was confirmation that working for a friend — and that’s what this was, Roy working under Sakic — is risky
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When the Avalanche fired Bob Hartley as coach in late 2002 and replaced him with the inexperienced Tony Granato, it caught most off guard — almost as off guard as when Patrick Roy Thursday announced his resignation as head coach and vice president of hockey operations
A look at key events in the career of Patrick Roy after he retired as a player.
Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic hadn’t expected to have to call the hockey staff together for this kind of meeting in the middle of August, but he said Thursday that the search for Patrick Roy’s successor as coach would begin immediately.
Suddenly forced to search for a new coach only six weeks before the opening of training camp, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Friday said Patrick Roy’s decision to resign as vice president of hockey operations and head coach earlier in the day caught him by surprise.
In a conference call about five hours after Roy announced he was resigning in a written statement through a public relations agency, Sakic said he and Roy harbor no ill feelings toward each other.
Patrick Roy told the Avs to take their coaching job and shove it.
Saying he didn’t believe had enough input in player personnel decisions, Patrick Roy Thursday announced he was resigning as head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Avalanche.
Former Avalanche defenseman Nolan Pratt, a two-time Stanley Cup champion who served as an assistant coach for the Calder Cup-winning Lake Erie Monsters this past season, has been hired by Colorado as its third on-ice assistant coach, the team announced Friday.
Here’s how I interpreted what Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told the Post’s Mike Chambers last week. Sakic is saying: Trust us.