“Winning the Memorial Cup was a turning point in my thinking. In life, you have to know when to quit. I’m leaving with a sense of duty accomplished,” says Patrick Roy. #sunshine
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) June 13, 2023
The two men gave a “perfect” assessment of their year, but above all talked about the process that led to their departure.
For Jacques Tanguay, it was the fact that it was time to pass the torch to others, to younger people. And in Roy’s case, winning changed the fact that he chose not to stay on as GM.
But let’s face it: what people were really interested in was what’s next for Patrick Roy. Does the man who will be leaving to play golf in Europe in the next few days (with Jacques Tanguay) have a taste for the NHL?
In reality, yes, Roy will always want to coach. As he says, when you’re a coach, you always feel you can help a field hockey team.
Questioned on the subject, Roy said he had had no contact with any NHL team regarding a coaching position in the NHL. And he didn’t sound bitter.
– Patrick Roy, if he’d had any contact with teams for an NHL coaching position.
– RDS (@RDSca) June 13, 2023
It’s good for a potential Patrick Roy return to the NHL → https://t.co/RqG8yvYww8
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 13, 2023
In the press conference, Roy also said he was aware that being the Avalanche’s VP (as well as coach) may not, in hindsight, have been the best of ideas.
He’s right… but he’s a good coach too.
So he’s up against nothing at the moment, and that doesn’t seem to be a problem for him. Maybe one day, the right offer will fall on his table, who knows?
– Speaking of the Senators.
Statement from Michael Andlauer. pic.twitter.com/OOsciNpYAY
– Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) June 13, 2023
– Good point.
When you consider the severity of the injury Matthew Tkachuk is dealing with it’ll be interesting to see if he’s able to go tonight. Florida isn’t close to being the same team without him. #StanleyCupFinal
– Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) June 13, 2023
– Marc-Antoine Godin looks ahead.
Thank you all for your words of encouragement, they warmed my heart. Now we’re moving forward!
– Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) June 13, 2023