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Kevin Weekes mysteriously links Patrick Roy to the New York Rangers

The Rangers no longer have a head coach. Gerard Gallant left the team on Saturday and they need to find a replacement by next season. It’s not urgent, but tipster Kevin Weekes already seems to have found an interesting candidate.

For those who didn’t get it, Weekes would tie the New York Rangers to Patrick Roy. That would be a solid bombshell in the field hockey world.

Roy coached in the NHL for three seasons, while also serving as the Avalanche’s vice-president of field hockey operations. He made all the decisions with Joe Sakic, and it seems to have worked. They drafted Mikko Rantanen together in 2015 and Roy made the decision to draft Nathan MacKinnon first overall in 2013.

The former CH goaltender left his post with the Avalanche in August 2016, only to return to the QMJHL as head coach of the Quebec Remparts in 2018. However, he is expected to leave the Remparts this summer, handing over his position to Simon Gagné.

This week, we learned thatYvon Pedneault and Michel Bergeron believed Roy would return to the NHL as coach of the Ottawa Senators. New York’s idea seems strange, but if it can get Roy back into the NHL, why not?

Everyone’s getting excited, but this is just a nebulous publication by Kevin Weekes. The Rangers have plenty of time to find a new head coach, but it’s true that Patrick Roy could well be among the candidates.

In brief

– They’ll really need confidence.

– The Stars will have to be careful.

– Coaches jump fast in the NBA.

– The Hughes duo will have to restart the Devils’ machine.

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