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Avs: No deal to hire Patrick Roy

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Patrick Roy will be named the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche, according to his brother. (QMI Agency)

Patrick Roy will be named the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche, according to his brother. (QMI Agency)

The Colorado Avalanche may be on the verge of hiring Patrick Roy as their next head coach, according to his younger brother.

However, the Avs say no deal is in place with the Hall of Fame goaltender, according to the Denver Post.

"They're discussing the final details of an arrangement," Stephane Roy told the Post. "Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge."

Stephane started the conversation on Facebook Monday night when he confirmed his brother was being courted by his former club.

"For all my friends I'd like you to know before the official news spreads that my older brother will be the new coach of the Colorado Avalanch(sic)," he wrote.

Roy, who spent eight seasons with the Avs after a trade from the Montreal Canadiens during the 1995-96 season, is currently the coach of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, where he's accumulated a 307-128-32 record. Roy also owns the junior team.

Roy won the Stanley Cup four times, twice each with the Habs and Avs. He also took home the Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP on three occasions and appeared in 11 all-star games.

The Avalanche and Canadiens have both retired Roy's No. 33.

 

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