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(Sportsnet)   Patrick Roy to be next head coach of the Avalanche, still can't hear you with his rings plugging his ears   (sportsnet.ca) divider line 66
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2013-05-21 06:38:04 PM  

ontariolightning: Randy Carlyle was a star on the Jets.


He did win a Norris with Pittsburgh in '81 ...but I'm pretty sure no one would ever confuse him with a star.
 
2013-05-21 06:42:20 PM  

elguerodiablo: Doesn't matter if the Avs hired the hometown hockey Jesus.  The owners are still cheap pricks that realize Colorado sports fans will still come to games when the team sucks and they will still make money.


KROENKE HATE GO!
 
2013-05-21 06:56:30 PM  

swahnhennessy: Second, let your hate flow through you, Detroit fans.


Does anyone really give a damn about what the Avs are doing these days, except Avs fans? I'm pretty sure Detroit is more interested in, for example, the Blackhawks.

That being said, when Seth Jones goes to Colorado, things may get interesting in the next few years.
 
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2013-05-21 07:21:30 PM  

puffy999: swahnhennessy: Second, let your hate flow through you, Detroit fans.

Does anyone really give a damn about what the Avs are doing these days, except Avs fans? I'm pretty sure Detroit is more interested in, for example, the Blackhawks.

That being said, when Seth Jones goes to Colorado, things may get interesting in the next few years.


By the looks of things here in Denver, even Avs fans don't really give a damn about the Avs. Hell, you could argue ownership didn't give a damn about the Avs.

But hope springs eternal. The Kroenke family claims to be stepping up to a much more active role, much like they've done with the Nugs. Be interesting to see what sort of mark Joe Sakic makes. If Broncos history is any indicator, Greg Sherman will be a lame duck GM, just around enough to show Joe where the executive bathroom is, and he'll be gone in a year (Elway dropped Brian Xanders after a year). Possible stud D man coming in. And...who knows who the new coach will actually be. This whole Roy thing today was based on a Facebook post from his brother and that's it.

It's why we watch.
 
2013-05-21 07:30:53 PM  
The more I think about it, the more I think this is a great idea, Roy has basically nothing to lose, new coach with the 30th place team has a nearly total pass for the first year, and he's got a pretty young, mostly under achieving team that with just a bit of push can be a way better team.  He actually has a few years experience coaching kids, and if JSG is to be believed, he'll have a bunch here.
 
2013-05-21 09:34:26 PM  
This should take an interesting toll on what sobriety he still possesses.
 
2013-05-21 09:51:05 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: This should take an interesting toll on what sobriety he still possesses.


Even when he played there he was a pretty notorious non drinker, all that rage is not alcohol fueled...
 
2013-05-21 09:58:26 PM  
Damn, I love saying this mans name. RAW
 
2013-05-21 10:11:44 PM  
Since this thread is turning into a Wings thread, let me just point out how asinine it is to be kowtowing to the Wings just because they're an Original Six team. They're still the seventeenth-most-eastern team in the league (Nationwide is two miles further east than the Joe) because the league is overbalanced to the east.  No manner of fiddling with divisions, conferences and the like is ever going to change that.  Plus, they're giving up almost all their rivalries, which is even dumber.

That being said, as my grandmother was a Roy (we say it regularly, even if it's French), I've always had a little soft spot for Patrick, even when he was a farking Hab.  I'm hopeful this works out.
 
2013-05-21 10:42:10 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: This should take an interesting toll on what sobriety he still possesses.


 I lauged for a good 5 min.  Thanks.
 
2013-05-21 11:26:57 PM  

FriarReb98: Since this thread is turning into a Wings thread.


I could turn it into a Devils thread if you want. For instance, when you think about Patrick Roy, just remember that...

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2013-05-22 12:41:22 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: FriarReb98: Since this thread is turning into a Wings thread.

I could turn it into a Devils thread if you want. For instance, when you think about Patrick Roy, just remember that...


Remember when they played head to head in the SCF? Remember that? I can't quite place it...would you be so kind as to remind me what happened? There was a game seven somewhere in there I think...
 
2013-05-22 04:08:48 AM  

pregerstheHobo: DarkSoulNoHope: FriarReb98: Since this thread is turning into a Wings thread.

I could turn it into a Devils thread if you want. For instance, when you think about Patrick Roy, just remember that...

Remember when they played head to head in the SCF? Remember that? I can't quite place it...would you be so kind as to remind me what happened? There was a game seven somewhere in there I think...


Marty still has better records than Roy ever did, adjusted alot better to changing hockey shooting strategies as the years past, and he stayed with the team he got drafted with his entire career (Roy instead gets pissed that he doesn't get pulled to the bench and ends his career with the Canadiens that same night; Marty took a pay cut in order to stay with New Jersey, he could of had alot more). Marty still has a chance at a fourth Stanley Cup if Lou can keep the top talent and make sure there is more scoring/skating depth this year in case Kovy, Clarkson, or Elias gets injured. One Stanley Cup loss isn't his own fault, especially if the team in 2001 (one of the best Devils teams ever fielded) didn't show up to most of the playoffs and somehow still got to the SCF.
 
2013-05-22 04:40:50 AM  

pregerstheHobo: Remember when they played head to head in the SCF? Remember that?


No, I don't recall a single SCF where it was only two goalies on the ice.

/fan of neither team
 
2013-05-22 05:33:06 AM  
The best coaches tend to be 4th liners/bench-warmers who may or may not have long careers but their extensive exposure to the nuances of the game from an intimate and privileged point of observation gives them some special insight into its underlying mechanics. Also, because they are not the most skilled or the most valuable members on their teams, necessity compelled them to become valuable in other ways such as intelligence and strategic thinking. It lends well to a rewarding coaching career once they are done playing. This is especially true in hockey (Don Cherry, for instance, only played in one NHL game).

Superstars like Gretzky are rare, generational talents who have a high-functioning level of intuition backed by an innate skill-set that can't exactly be coached, taught or practiced. A lot of what they did was purely instinctual and only worked for them. That's why they are busts as coaches.

Not sure how this applies to Patrick Roy, but that is the general trend.
 
2013-05-22 03:26:20 PM  
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swahnhennessy: Second, let your hate flow through you, Detroit fans.


Hate? The Avs suck too much to be worthy of hate anymore.

/More like Avs-Not, amirite?
 
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