Pierre Dorion could lose his job and that plays an important role in the discussion → https://t.co/8Nx9xs0St9
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 13, 2023
It’s becoming increasingly clear that if Patrick Roy, who has left the Quebec Remparts and will be replaced by Simon Gagné on the second floor, wants to return to the NHL, it has to be through the Ottawa Senators.
After all, we suspect it would be as coach only (and not with a VP position as in Denver) and everyone currently has a coach in place – or in the pipeline, in Columbus’ case.
The Maple Leafs could fire Sheldon Keefe, but I don’t think Brad Treliving would have Roy in his sights.
The Senators’ case, as you know, is different. After all, he has a relationship with Michael Andlauer, who is going to buy the club, and Pierre Dorion has already considered giving him a chance in 2019. The latter could leave, but hey.
All that to say, his ties to the Senators could help him find his way back to the NHL via the club from the Canadian capital. That remains to be seen, since there’s no indication that the position will open up in Ontario.
In fact, although Michael Andlauer will be the club’s new owner, it’s important to know that he doesn’t yet have a say in decisions, since the transaction isn’t yet official.
If the Sens aren’t officially sold by the end of the summer, which is possible, Andlauer won’t have time to make his first big decisions at the head of the team.
So don’t expect any major changes this summer. Pierre Dorion and DJ Smith seem to be here to stay… in the short term, at least.
GARRIOCH: Michael Andlauer can’t make changes until he takes over the Ottawa Senators https://t.co/lS8rEHlpJT
– Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) June 14, 2023
I have a feeling that Dorion, who doesn’t seem to want to fire his coach (and who probably can’t add a coaching contract to the payroll either), is here to stay.
Yes, it’s a long time coming.
So Patrick Roy can enjoy his vacation in Europe: I don’t think the phone is about to ring for him. Still, it’s something to keep an eye on for the man who says he hasn’t had any contact with the NHL recently.
– That’s the way it is.
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– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 15, 2023
– For LAH fans.
The @SeattleKraken‘s AHL team is playing Hershey for the Calder Cup. @Firebirds asked their fans to make the ultimate sacrifice for support: Boycott chocolate until the series ends. They’re even doing a chocolate-for-popcorn exchange at games. My story:https://t.co/urTVVbSpYW
– Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 15, 2023
– Series stats.
And with that, the 2022-23 season comes to an end.
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 15, 2023
– To be continued.
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– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 15, 2023
– Notice to interested parties.