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News of the Colorado Avalanche - Links around the NHL - May 24th, 2013

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Justin K. Aller

Well, if you didn't know, the Colorado Avalanche have a new head coach. You might have heard of him... Patrick Roy.

Patrick's passion for the game of hockey both as a player and as a coach defines who he is as a person," Kroenke said. "He is a winner and is coming back to Denver, where he created numerous special moments on and off the ice while helping lead us to two Stanley Cup championships."

Roy won three Vézina Trophies (1989, 1990, 1992) and was selected to the NHL All-Star team six times.

There are questions about the Memorial Cup.

The decades-old debate about the format of the Memorial Cup is not going to be settled this spring.

Or, at least, the Saskatoon Blades are not going to be the team that settles it once and for all.

The entire concept of the four-team tournament that features three league champions and a host club, regardless of the host’s record or quality, has been questioned for years. The idea, of course, is that having a home team adds intrigue and helps sell tickets, and last year in Shawinigan you had the perfect example of how it can work when the host Cataractes won the Memorial Cup final in overtime.

Paul MacLean made some waves, but the National Post has some other awesome - if a bit cringe-worthy - interviews.

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean surprised reporters on Wednesday night with an out-of-character post-game news conference. With the Senators now trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins after a 7-3 blowout at home, MacLean did not have much to say. In fact, he spoke for barely 15 seconds and walked out of the room.

“I think everything’s right here. It’s 7-3. See you in Pittsburgh,” he said while holding up the score sheet. “We’re going to Pittsburgh and we’re coming to play. Have a good night.”

It was a little strange, but at least these reporters were left relatively unscathed. Here are five news conferences that did not end so well.