Just one month before the start of NHL training camps there is a surprise coaching vacancy in the NHL after Patrick Roy resigned as head coach and vice president of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday afternoon.
Roy announced the move with the following statement.
“For the past three years, I have carried out my duties as head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche with energy, passion and determination.
I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs and bring it to a higher level. To achieve this, the vision of the coach and V-P of hockey operations needs to be perfectly aligned with that of the organization. He must also have a say in the decisions that impact the team’s performance. These conditions are not currently met.
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