DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 14: Paul Stastny #26, Gabriel Landeskog #92, Erik Johnson #6 and Milan Hejduk #23 and Ryan O'Reilly #37 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on January 14, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Roy would like to coach in the NHL.
Patrick Roy says there are no hard feelings about being passed over for the Montreal Canadiens coaching job.
Sounding a gracious note Wednesday, the goaltending legend said he wished the best to the organization and to Michel Therrien, who was named the Habs’ new coach the previous day.
Roy told a news conference that he appreciated having been interviewed for the job.
"I’m taking nothing but positives out of this thing," said Roy, a former Montreal and Colorado Avalanche star and current coach and executive in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
"I’m not bitter at all."
An update on an Avalanche prospect.
Sudbury Wolves forward Michael Sgarbossa was presented with the the 2012 OHL Top Scorer award June 5 at the Hockey Hallf of Fame Grand Hall in Toronto.
The Toronto Marlies have been selling out games.
Believe it or not, the Toronto Marlies are selling out.
Despite their ties to the ever popular (and struggling) Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies have essentially struggled from Day 1 to fill the 8,000-seat Ricoh Coliseum, including a couple of third-round playoff games that drew little more than 2,000 fans in 2008.
Four years later, however, the team’s playoff run seems to finally be capturing the imagination of Toronto hockey fans, with Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) all expected to be full houses even with the home team trailing the series 2-0 to the Norfolk Admirals.