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    Colorado Avalanche 2016-2017 Season Thread

    Signed Picks for two years today. I'm excited about that!

    Hoping we can resign Barrie but I can live without him if he holds out for too much in arbitration.

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    Seven more years of the kid. He got a great deal http://http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/...rado-avalanche

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    Kristen Shilton ‏@kristen_shilton 7m7 minutes ago

    Patrick Roy announces he's leaving Colorado Avalanche organization, where he was head coach and VP of hockey ops
    Kristen Shilton ‏@kristen_shilton 6m6 minutes ago

    Roy says vision of HC/VP needs to be aligned with organization and he must have say in decisions team makes, but those needs not being met.

    Denver7 News ‏@DenverChannel 41s41 seconds ago

    #BREAKING: Multiple reports say Patrick Roy has parted ways with the @Avalanche. He served as head coach & vice president of hockey ops.

    Vic J Lombardi XXI ‏@VicLombardi 13s14 seconds ago

    Yup. Confirmed. Patrick Roy leaving the @Avalanche


    wow not a good look for the avalanche, obvious rift between roy and FO
    Last edited by Blondie79; 08-11-2016 at 11:12 AM.

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    My opinion is known in here. Roy was an overrated coach who fluked into one good season as a rookie head coach. I'm not really sad to hear this.

    I mean I am a little for nostalgia purposes. But he wasn't taking us anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverBlood View Post
    My opinion is known in here. Roy was an overrated coach who fluked into one good season as a rookie head coach. I'm not really sad to hear this.

    I mean I am a little for nostalgia purposes. But he wasn't taking us anywhere
    Well, not a good time of year to be HC hunting either way.

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    Headline in Detroit, texted to me by my brother:

    "Patrick Roy does what Patrick Roy does- Quits amid temper tantrum".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie79 View Post
    Well, not a good time of year to be HC hunting either way.
    Well now I do agree with that and was my first concern when I heard the news.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtown53 View Post
    Headline in Detroit, texted to me by my brother:

    "Patrick Roy does what Patrick Roy does- Quits amid temper tantrum".
    Ask your brother if Osgood feels the same way. Then ask him if his face still hurts from that pounding Roy gave him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverBlood View Post
    Well now I do agree with that and was my first concern when I heard the news.



    Ask your brother if Osgood feels the same way. Then ask him if his face still hurts from that pounding Roy gave him.
    Actually, my brother, a huge Avs fan, texted me from the Rangers/Rockies game in Dallas. I don't know how he got a hold of that headline.

    And although I don't blame the last couple of seasons on Roy, I'm guessing that this saves Joe Sakic from having to fire Roy after next season. If they can pry open Kroenke's wallet, maybe they can find a good coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtown53 View Post
    Actually, my brother, a huge Avs fan, texted me from the Rangers/Rockies game in Dallas. I don't know how he got a hold of that headline.

    And although I don't blame the last couple of seasons on Roy, I'm guessing that this saves Joe Sakic from having to fire Roy after next season. If they can pry open Kroenke's wallet, maybe they can find a good coach.
    Oh my bad. So my trash talk is poorly directed at him. But still stands for those Detroit journalists.

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    Story on the bad timing of Roy's resignation in Avs search for a new coach.

    http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2016/08/16/...bcs&yptr=yahoo

    Marc Crawford's name is mentioned in that story. And I don't know how anybody else feels about it, but after what happened between Vancouver, Crawford, Bertuzzi, and Steve Moore, if the Avs were to even consider hiring Crawford, or approaching Ottawa where Crawford is now "Associate" Coach, I would become a Detroit Redwings fan. And this comes from a guy who was an original Colorado Rockies Hockey team fan, back in the 1970s.

    If Sakic can't find a coach, he can get his keester out on the ice and coach that team. Isn't Adam Foote still around? I'm sure he would consider being an assistant.

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    Anyone know anything about the new Avs coach?

    Jared Bednar

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    First off, go Flames go!

    Secondly, I hope Joe Colborne has success with the Avalanche. Always seemed like a good likeable player, even days after the Flames didn't give him a qualifying offer he was out in the community doing charity work on behalf of the Flames. Seemed like they would figure it out and get him back, but it was meant to be. Hopefully he has success for the 'Lanche.

    As for Bednar, he's been coaching in the minors for a while, he's won championships, as the head coach, in both the ECHL and AHL. He has no NHL coaching experience at all, but he's certainly shown in the minors that he can coach winning teams. Cmsidering the situation they were put in, I think it's an excellent hire.

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    Season kicks off tonight against Dallas.

    Go Avs!!!

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    Here's to a good season.

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