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One Candidate Out: No Patrick Roy Behind Avs' Bench

According to Adrian Dater, Patrick Roy has decided that he is not actually interested in coaching the Colorado Avalanche next season.  His sons still play for the Remparts and he'd like to see them through their major junior careers:

But Roy said he does want to coach in the NHL at some point, probably when his younger son, Frederick, leaves junior hockey.

"When Fred is done, it will be different," Roy said. "But this is OK with me for now."

Frederick Roy, 17, a center, played five games for the Remparts this past season but is expected to play a larger role next season. Roy's older son, Jonathan, 19, has played goalie for the Remparts the last two seasons.

So speculation on that particular subject can finally cease.

For what it's worth, at the end of the article Dater casts Kevin Dineen and Todd McLellan as the top two candidates, with Pat Burns and Ron Wilson as more experienced but likely secondary.  Who really knows, though?  Dineen and McLellan have teams that are still playing hockey right now and can't be interviewed until their playoff runs are over.

So it might be a while until anything further is known.

Hat tip to Savage33.