one things for sure, if Roy comes back to the organization it will provide for some excitement either way.
while I get the concerns about his antics not working at the pro level, one only has to look at tortorella & his success to see an example of a fiery "over-the-top" personality able to have success leading an NHL team.
He'll be GM and then we'll play Detroit. We'll get destroyed. Head coach will leave Price on the ice with 17 goals against. Then Price will walk up to Roy and be like.... "I told you they'd beat us. You owe me $20."
Well, maybe he'll be amazing. I have serious concerns but he could turn out to be awesome. As others have said he's competitive and will do what it takes to win. If he does become coach I will just hope that he's learned from his past mistakes hope for the best.
There won't be 1 player on the Habs grabbing it's ass I can assure you that. If they do they won't last long
I want confirmation haha. This is tough, a 307-138 win/loss record in the QMJHL over the past 7 seasons with a Memorial Cup. We have given other coaches opportunities in the past with less credentials then that. However, if Roy does join our organization, I kinda hoped he would spend some time in the AHL coaching first. I guess that didn't work out so well for Guy Boucher as he took off first chance he got after AHL success. If Patrick Roy comes to the Habs organization, he will be his own boss, he has done an amazing job building a solid team in the Quebec Remparts who have been one of the top squads in the CHL since he took over 7 years back. You cannot deny that he has an eye for talent as well as a technical understanding of the game itself. If he doesn't come on as a coach, maybe he comes in as an assistant GM or in another Hockey Operations capacity just to get his feet wet at the Pro level.
The Caps are probably playing their best hockey of the year right now and have lost Backstrom since early January. Not really fair to Hunter
Hunter was put in a tough position and certainly can't be faulted for much but there has been a lot of complaints about his tactics, there's no real system in place yet. I'll see what he can do with a full season but it's been a major adjustment.
The point still stands that coaching professionals and kids is a very different thing. It's the same reason so many great NCAA football and basketball coaches flopped in the pro leagues, when you deal with experienced adults with long term contracts and guys who are committed for more than a few years the tough guy routine will simply get you tuned out.
Roy obviously knows his hockey, he lives for the game and from all reports knows a bit of everything. He's also an impulsive, arrogant hothead who I wouldn't trust around the salary cap. However as a coach he'd at least bring innovation.
I like he hates losing but is he not the same guy who quit on the habs and demanded a trade.Too bad savard didn't trade Lafleur.Roy cries and gets what he wants.In 1979 Habs hired Bernie Geoffrion and you know what happened?
He could dismantle the team and alienate the young players we're building around. That's what scares me.
Same here, also a lot of his success at the Q level involved throwing money around and personal recruiting in ways that won't translate to a league that revolved around drafting and the salary cap. He's not clueless the way Milbury is but he has the temper and arrogance that leasts to moves like Milbury's Yashin trade and Burke's Kessel trade.
Coaching is another story, my only main concern is he'd be difficult to fire if he's a complete flop. I'm also not sure I trust him around young players he didn't pick himself. Though Pacioretty and Eller seem like the kind of guys he'd love.
Can't make a comment on this since I'm not really sure what his strength are in a managerial perspective. I think he'll be good for Price as a mentor though, he has the experience what to do and not to do in Montreal.
Will he mentor Carey on how to be a good husband and father?