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Roy not a lock for the NHL just yet

Bob McKenzie
5/10/2008 12:00:16 AM
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With the Colorado Avalanche parting ways with head coach Joel Quenneville on Friday, there's bound to be a lot of talk about the possibility of Patrick Roy returning to Denver to assume the duties behind the bench.

But I think I can pretty much quash those rumours right now.

My understanding is that the Colorado Avalanche are not pursuing Roy to be their head coach, Roy's mindset is that he still wants to coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Quebec Remparts a little bit longer and wants see his kids through that stage of their lives. At some point, he'll certainly be in the NHL.

The other rumour that's out there is that Quenneville, a former Toronto Maple Leaf, could return to the organization as head coach.

But you can't put the cart before the horse in this scenario. You can't hire a coach before you hire your general manager, so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for him to head to Toronto right now.

Show some emotion

You can come up with all the tactical improvements that the Dallas Stars must make to even up their Western Conference Final with the Detroit Red Wings.

But the top priority for that lineup going into Game 2 is rediscovering some emotion.

You can understand that their emotion was lacking in Game 1 and there was little gas in the tank to start the series. Coming off a quadruple overtime game against the San Jose Sharks, they were physically exhausted and emotionally fatigued. That made it hard to ramp things back up in Game 1 at Joe Louis Arena.

That being said, I think we'll see a better effort from the Stars in Game 2. That's not saying that all the great things that the Red Wings did in Game 1 - their special teams and the play of Chris Osgood - won't stymie them, but they simply have to have that emotion back.

Also, the Stars have to have captain Brenden Morrow and his crew a lot more physically tough than they were in Game 1.

Bob McKenzie


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