According to today's Denver Post, Patrick may be with the Avalanche again, this time as the head coach!
Somebody may want to let Tony Granato know—again. Very classy move by the front office.
But Hockeytown would welcome the renewed fisticuffs if the rumor is true.
After finishing last in the Western Conference this year, with less than 200 goals, the Avs were a shadow of the club Detroiters had grown to love to hate. Frankly, they were embarrassing—even for Wings fans.
So here's hoping St. Patrick gets the job in Denver. What great fodder for Detroit sportswriters with Roy's witty quips!
My favorite was his jabs with Jeremy Roenick in 1996's Conference Finals, when the forward scored on Roy and suggested the goalie's "jock was up in the rafters."
Said Roy, "I cannot really hear what Jeremy says, because I've got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears."
Great material for us scribes in Detroit.
I can see a frustrated Patrick leaning over the glass and making French remarks about Babcock's hair now.
And Babs smirking like Scotty taught him to do—a la Marc Crawford's tirade in 1997.
"What sound does a big baby love to make, Patrick? Roy, Roy, Roy!"
Pass the gas. Help is on the way!