May 29, 2013 in Sports

Roy comes to rescue


The Colorado Avalanche introduced Patrick Roy (pictured) as their new coach Tuesday, turning to the Hall of Fame goalie to revive a franchise he once led to prominence. Roy met the media for the first time since reaching a deal last week. Roy will also serve as vice president of hockey operations. The 47-year-old Roy joins forces with former teammate-turned-executive Joe Sakic to fix a squad that’s missed the playoffs three straight seasons. Roy and Sakic helped the Avs to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001. “Joe and I had an opportunity to be part of something in the past,” Roy said. “I think we’re going to be part of something special in the future.” Roy has operated as coach and general manager for the Quebec Remparts the last eight seasons. – Associated Press

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