In the #LCH it’s now 3-1 in each of the three leagues
It all continues on Friday #VersLaCoupeMemorial
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) May 18, 2023
Kevin Weekes likes to do things differently to say what he has to say, but he’s often right. He doesn’t hit for 1,000, but he has a good batting average.
And last night, he got a lot of attention when he started talking about the coaching waltz in the NHL, but especially when he talked about Patrick Roy, who’s generating a lot of attention right now.
Why do you ask? Not least because his Remparts are just one win away from the QMJHL title (they won yesterday in Halifax) and a berth in this year’s Memorial Cup, which will be held in the West.
**Late Night 🌙 Nugget**
As the @NHL Coaching Carousel 🎠 is starting to spin ; Patrick Roy is generating interest from several clubs as his @quebec_remparts are 1 W away from @QMJHL Championship & making @CHLHockey Memorial Cup.@espn @NHLNetwork @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) May 18, 2023
As you can see from his tweet, he doesn’t name any team in particular, but he does mention that several teams are interested in Patrick Roy right now.
I know: they have a coach… but for how long?
Could the New York Rangers, led by a Chris Drury who once shared the dressing room with Roy in Denver, be in the mix? There’s every reason to believe that the Quebecer could be interviewed.
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) May 6, 2023
It’s worth noting, however, that Roy currently has his head in the Remparts. He’s not worried about the NHL, in his own words.
A number of teams are currently looking for a coach. We’re talking about the Ducks, Flames, Blue Jackets, Rangers and Capitals, but not the Habs or Avalanche, his two former teams.
Personally, I’m intrigued by the Capitals’ name, as he’s been linked with the team in the past. There’s no reason to do it again in 2023, but I’m intrigued.
Remember that if he doesn’t get an NHL job, he’d still have to leave his coaching position in Quebec City. Simon Gagné is seen as the Remparts’ next pilot.
– It couldn’t be simpler.
– Patrick Roy has to manage his players’ excitement in front of the Quebec City crowd.
The Remparts are just one win away from their goal.
How will they handle the excitement of Friday’s game in front of their 18,259 fans?
Patrick Roy was eloquent in his post-game press briefing. https://t.co/SZTwno2GyH
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) May 18, 2023
– Good listening.
– Stéphane Turcot (@StephTurcotTVA) May 18, 2023
Coyotes de l’Arizona | C’est le temps de tirer la plogue https://t.co/OylM5bEnSc
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) May 18, 2023
– Big win for the Blue Jays last night.