Rumour: Patrick Roy Re-Emerges as a Leading Candidate for an NHL Coaching job with the Canadiens' rivals

Published November 6, 2023 at 5:26 PM
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Wow!

In today's edition of his podcast "32 Thoughts," esteemed Sportsnet journalist Elliotte Friedman has just revealed significant news.

Patrick Roy was set to be appointed as the new head coach for the Ottawa Senators last season by one of the investor groups attempting to purchase the Sens franchise.

"I don't know what Steve Staios [the president of hockey operations] and Michael Andlauer [the owner] think of Patrick Roy, but one of the investor groups was ready to appoint Patrick Roy as head coach. That's the decision they would have made had they taken control of the team!"


Elliotte Friedman

This is big. So, the rumor was indeed true last year!

Clearly, his name is still making the rounds in Ottawa, and if D.J. Smith is eventually fired, you can be sure that Patrick Roy's name will be taken into serious consideration.

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His name continues to be mentioned among potential candidates:

IF DJ does get axed. Claude Julien and Patrick Roy would be at the top of the shortlist of candidates for the job.

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