Patrick Roy Leaves Avalanche

In a surprising move on Thursday, Hall of Famer Patrick Roy announced he is parting ways with the Colorado Avalanche, saying in a statement that his vision did not “perfectly align” with the organization.

Roy won the Jack Adams Award after leading the Avs to the Central Division crown in the 2013-14 season, his first season as coach in Colorado. The Avs put together a 52-22-8 record that season, but were eliminated by Minnesota in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Roy was also Colorado’s vice president of hockey operations.

Leaving now closes the books on Roy’s tenure in Colorado having a  a 130-92-24 record, and the Avs haven’t made the playoffs in the last two years.


51 thoughts on “Patrick Roy Leaves Avalanche

  • August 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Those old goalies are nuts anyway.

  • August 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    It was hard to hear management with 2 rings in his ears.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I like that name.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Never really cared for the big mouth but,.,.,.,., he could sure throw em.

  • August 12, 2016 at 1:43 am

    So every team in the Central improved this offseason.

  • August 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Roy as a coach always looked like he was either ready to have a heart attack, or turn around and pop some antacids while behind the bench. The guy just looked really stressed.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • August 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Everyone in Colorado just sang in a circle like the who’s from whoville.

  • August 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Has the Committed Indian Nation heard that the new Las Vegas franchise is down to 3 choices for a team name….stay seated fellas- Knights are out because of some thing to do with the London Knights …ok, you sitting?…1) Desert Hawks 2) Red Hawks 3) Nighthawks

    This just cannot be .. Get your torches and pitchforks at the ready ..

    What the hell is Red Hawk?….I’m melting down just thinking of that amalgamation of words.
    No, no,no,,no, no

  • August 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Tab .. Do something ! You know people.. Lead us on .. We will follow..,put this really bad idea out of people’s heads.. This cannot happen.

  • August 13, 2016 at 7:39 am

    August 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm
    Everyone in Colorado just sang in a circle like the who’s from whoville.

    To quote one Kenny Banya(sic) (Seinfeld) “That’s Gold Jerry! Gold!”

    Freaking hilarious F&S, well done!

  • August 13, 2016 at 8:28 am

    “I can’t hear Jeremy…”

  • August 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Vegas scratched the something Hawks idea because it is too close to the only true Hawks name. BLACKHAWKS!

  • August 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Mining man- that was a false alarm. It was reported that the Vegas people confirmed those 3 choices. Yesterday all 3 choices had been eliminated. Less than 24 hours after. Must have had enough bad social media press to make them reconsider.

    I actually liked nighthawks…but we can’t have 2 ‘Hawks in the same league…much less conference. I heard them throw out bighorns on Sirius yesterday. I still like the former ECHL team name Wranglers. They folded after suspending operations in 2014. Foley said he wants night in the name and a bird was most likely involved. That was before yesterday. So who knows.

  • August 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

    The NHL won’t allow a gambling term. But black aces is dual purpose. Has hockey significance and Vegas significance.

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Foley just said yesterdays report was untrue and Nighthawks is very much in the running. There was a bracket done in Vegas and every name had at least 1000 votes. Outlaws won for whatever that’s worth.

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Lastly, the common nighthawk is found almost everywhere in the US except southern Nevada…which is where Las Vegas is. So let’s name a team after an animal that isn’t found near there… disregard that. We kind of did that with the Bears

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    The guy has half a billion dollars just to join in and can’t come up with a good name? Outlaws is horrible, bad for hockey, bad for everything. It’s dumb. He wants the word “night” in the name… Geez, for the mere pittance of $250,000 I will come up with a dozen good names with the word night in the name.

    Nighthawks is still in the running officially so we need the torches and pitchforks at the ready.

  • August 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Not many Tigers in Detroit either but what the heck. Certainly hope the Blackhawk organization will object vehemently to any use of the word “hawk” because that is what the headlines will read and the sportscasters and fans use : as in the Hawks are in town .. Not good. This will weaken, dilute and damage the Blackhawk organization image and everything they have built up.

  • August 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    He wanted to pay homage to his alma mater..west point. London won’t allow them to use Knights. And West point even objected.

  • August 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    ….and apparently the colours chosen are the same as LA …that could change… All that money and no originality … What a shame.

  • August 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I think they need some alliteration in the name:
    Vegas Vikings – could make for a nice logo
    Vegas Vegans – cater to the LA crowd
    Vegas Vapors – only 420 fans allowed
    Vegas Volts – could be fun when they play the Bolts
    Vegas Vaccines – for those to whom having it stay in Vegas is not an option

  • August 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Then a lingerie hockey league will form and the team will be the…. Vegas Vixens.

  • August 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Hopefully Vegas gets no Hawks in their name. It will be like the old CFL where the Roughriders play the Riugh Riders…. Right Mining Man lol

  • August 13, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Las Vegas Show Horses
    Las Vegas Venom
    Las Vegas Vagabonds
    Las Vegas Roy’s Toys
    Las Vegas 51s (with a martians head as the logo)
    Las Vegas Gold or Fools Gold

  • August 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Goldenbladz- That’s right, The Saskatchewan RoughRiders vs the Ottawa Rough Riders. Ron Lancaster QB, against Russ Jackson, QB. Glory days of the CFL.

    For those not in the know the new name for the Ottawa team is “Red Blacks”.
    What the heck a “Red Black” is is beyond me but it’s supposed to be hip and cool with the Millennial”s Go figure.

  • August 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Sorta like the Wild. Not a noun or a verb

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Las Vegas Bustouts

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    The logo will be something along the lines of James Woods in Casino or Kingpin’s Woody Harrelson.

  • August 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Las Vegas actually had a Canadian Football League (CFL) franchise …the 1994 Las Vegas Posse. They lasted one whole season.
    Their first home game in Vegas was against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. When the team broke up at the seasons end the “other” Roughriders, Ottawa Rough Riders picked up a fellow named Derrell Robertson in the dispersal draft. Only problem was he was deceased having died in a car accident after the season. They didn’t know and one could find him.
    In the Posse’s first home game against Saskatchewan the anthem singer didn’t know the Canadain anthem and sang a bunch of words to “Oh Christmas Tree”.
    Also a Posse player signalled for a “fair catch” after the opening kickoff. Only problem is there is no fair catch in the CFL rules so the ball rolled into the end zone and got pounced on for a touchdown.
    Let us hope the NHL’s entry into Vegas is a bit less harrowing than the Posse’s was.

  • August 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Been on the road, got down to Rochelle to the railroad park and the Illinois Railway Museum. Now heading to Havre, Montana, then straight up and back home. Saw the big city from the outskirts and did a lot of “railfan” stuff. Chicago is the centre of the universe for railroad fans and railroads period. “Your welcome” for all the $’s I left behind stateside in the casino’s. Back to work next Monday. Yeesh.

  • August 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Alaska has some pretty cool trains. When I go to New Mexico they have this train system that takes you through northern new Mexico and southern Colorado. The Cumbres Toltec I think. Kinda cool. One of these years ill take a ride on it. Hopefully after tagging out early.

  • August 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Ernie- Yes the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad-runs from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado. It is the highest ( over 10,000 ft elevation) and longest running narrow gauge railroad in the U.S.

    It would be the perfect place for all of us to meet and celebrate our upcoming Stanley Cup.

  • August 14, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Sometime the first 3 weeks September 2017? Haha. Drive through Chama to get to the Carson National Forest. Kind of a neat little town.

  • August 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    The depth option of vermette is officially out of the equation. Probably smart for the ducks to snag him before the vesey sweepstakes is over.

  • August 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Vermette out is disheartening. Quality guy for sure but was asking more than Hawks were willing to go on him. No Vesey on top of that would really suck.

  • August 15, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Ducks give him 3.5 for 2 years ( 1.75 per year) . Oh well.

    Tabernac and a half.

  • August 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    How about the Las Vegas Lights? or LVL’s for short.

  • August 16, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Tabernac and a half is swearing in Quebec French. Crawford would know.

  • August 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I had to look it up myself MM. Funny stuff.

  • August 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Ding Dong,.,.,Las Vegas Gamblers TA DA .,.,.,Gamblers are not bad people ya know ,just ask Pete Rose .who really cares what the call their lame ass team . they will fold in a couple of years and move to Quebec .

  • August 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

    2 problems with Gamblers.

    The NHL doesnt want the name affilliated in any way with gambling.

    The name is already in use by the Green Bay Gamblers, so theyd run into the same issue as the London Knights name.

    If a junior team can be the Gamblers, an NHL team should be able to. It’s a shame because I like the name

  • August 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    ,.,.,How bout the Roadrunners,.,.,Toadstools,.,.,,Tumbling Tumbleweeds,.,.,Rambling Rassafrasts,.,.,.,
    I seem to remember a team in Atlanta being called the flames,.,.,but perhaps the Calgary Barons would have been a cool name as well. How bout the Calgary Scouts,.,.
    Hell no,.,.,.,.,.the Las Vegas Lizards..,The N.H,L needs a new team like a hole in the head. How watered down do things have to get????? Perhaps THE JOKERS,.,.ya like that Ernie. Would it not be beneficial to have a name similar to an N.H.L. team.??
    Team names mean very little in the past 30 years in the league,.,you wanna be called Wild,.,.a Duck,.,.Shark,,.get real,.,.,how bout a Tigger ,.,.a Chimp,.,.

  • August 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Roadrunners is really good but the owner won’t go for it. It’s playful and fun and opens up tons of marketing opportunities. The kids will love it! They need to stay away from anything “Hawks” but I’m concerned …no to “–Hawks or Hawks—, just no.
    Pick on someone else , like the “Kings”.

    Have to go back to work on Monday (22nd) after the entire summer off since mid June…can anyone come up with some real good excuses while we are trying to be creative? Has to be convincing and a doozy!

  • August 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Mining Man – Show up Monday dressed like Corporal Klinger.

  • August 17, 2016 at 8:34 am

    The Las Vegas Queens…plays on a couple different things. Card reference, play on the Kings, and well other things…

  • August 17, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Maybe they get a trap heavy team so they name themselves the LV Quicksand..

  • August 17, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Section 8 for Mining Man.

  • August 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    The problem with the Klinger routine is in today’s “self identified, gender non specific” society it is totally normal!

    Queens ..very good Ernie. Won’t happen but it’s great.

  • August 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Vegas Vipers

    Logo: The snake’s body shaped like a hockey stick.

  • August 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm


    Vegas Rattlers

    Logo – a coiled rattle snake – the rattle is a the blade of a hockey stick.

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