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Roy to become coach of Avalanche

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Avalanche hire Roy as head coach

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche are rounding up the old crew to restore the downtrodden franchise.

First, Joe Sakic was given more responsibility in the front office. Now Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is rejoining the Avs as head coach.

Colorado reached an agreement in principle Thursday with Roy to lead the team and also serve as vice president of hockey operations.

The Avalanche won two Stanley Cup titles with the duo on the ice and the organization is hoping they can help turn around a struggling franchise.

The Avs finished a year they'd rather forget, winding up last in the Western Conference and sitting out the playoffs for a third straight season. The dismal season led to the dismissal of coach Joe Sacco late last month.

— AP

By The Associated Press
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 9:06 p.m.
 

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche are rounding up the old crew to restore the downtrodden franchise.

First, Joe Sakic was given more responsibility in the front office. Now Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is rejoining the Avs as head coach.

Colorado reached an agreement in principle Thursday with Roy to lead the team and also serve as vice president of hockey operations.

The Avalanche won two Stanley Cup titles with the duo on the ice and the organization is hoping they can help turn around a struggling franchise.

The Avs finished a year they'd rather forget, winding up last in the Western Conference and sitting out the playoffs for a third straight season. The dismal season led to the dismissal of coach Joe Sacco late last month.

 

 
 


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