I hate to say this but then Avs need to fire Sacco and his assistants and then hire Ruff and his staff of choice and a franchise that won't pay for a full-time goalie coach simply won't do that. We have already seen Lacroix and his puppets pass on Carlyle,Hitchcock and Boudreau and they will pass on Ruff. Ruff might end up in Washington they can't be too happy with Oates.
Is there ANY indication that Patty Roy is ready to step into the NHL?
My guess is that he's waiting for Quebec to get a team again.
I think so. I think the $$$ is going to have to be worth it for him. His kids are grown up now but he's still heavily involved in the Remparts which make a mid-season change unlikely, if you ask me.
I don't think he's really waiting on Quebec City to get another team, that could take another 2-3 years or more for all anyone knows. Besides, when he was considered for the Montreal job, he mentioned in a press release that he was honored to have been considered and his goal is to eventually become an NHL head coach whether that's Montreal, Colorado or somewhere else. (He mentioned Colorado by name)
I guess the fact that they have Frederick Roy in Buffalo's system is why he's rumored to be going there...I don't see the fit, personally.