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Patrick Roy: Ready to Create an Avalanche in Colorado

GoucheCorrespondent IMay 11, 2009

DENVER - APRIL 19:  Goalie Patrick Roy #33 of the Colorado Avalanche watches the puck roll back out of the net after the Minnesota Wild scored during game five of the first round of the 2003 Western Conference Stanley Cup playoffs on April 19, 2003 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  The Wild defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images/NHLI)

There is a chance that a very familiar face just might be joining the Colorado Avalanche front office this coming season.

Former Hall Of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, who after coming over from the Montreal Canadiens backstopped the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cups (1996, 2001), is rumored to be a strong candidate to join the management team.

Recently, team president Pierre Lacroix, who last month fired general manager Francois Giguere, promised a major shakeup would be made with the team before next training camp.

Roy, who is second overall in all time wins by a goalie (551) was in Denver on Friday, where according to the Denver Post, he met with Lacroix for a short meeting regarding coming on board with the team.

What makes this rumor so believable is that Roy has been part owner and coach with the Quebec Remparts (Quebec Junior Hockey League) since ending his NHL career in 2003.

Roy has said to be ready to move on since his sons Jonathan and Frederick are no longer with the team.

Displaying his true honesty when asked if he had a preference over coaching or a front office position, Roy said “I’m not a paper shuffling guy so much.”

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