Four Time Stanley Cup Champion Linked To The Ottawa Senators

Published November 6, 2023 at 6:16 PM

Patrick Roy is one of the greatest goalies to ever play the game of hockey. While his playing days are long gone, he's remained active in the sport as a coach across multiple leagues, including the NHL and the QMJHL, where he recently stepped down from the head coaching position for the Quebec Remparts. Now he may be on his way back to the NHL.

Roy Linked To Possible NHL Return With Senators

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported on 32 thoughts today that one of the ownership groups vying to but the Senators was highly interested in bringing in Patrick Roy as the head coach. He does not know which ownership group that was though, whether it was Andlauer, or one of the other groups.

"I don't know how Steve Staios and Mike Andlauer feel about Patrick Roy, but one of the other ownership groups was prepared to make Patrick Roy the head coach, that was a decision they were very interested in making if they had gotten control of the team"

Senators Could Use A Boost

The Senators record is not horrible at 4-6 through 10 games, but its only good enough for last place in the tough Atlantic division. Interestingly, the team does have a better goal differential than three other teams in the division, suggesting they could be due for some positive regression with their schedule. Usually, goal differential is actually a better indicator of future success than a team's record.

Whether or not Roy is the right answer remains to be seen. Senators captain Brady Tkachuk apparently would not be so found of the move.

That being said, Roy's record as a head coach in the NHL is much better than Smith's at this point in his career. The former goaltender is also coming off a Memorial Cup winning season, adding another accolade to his impressive resume. Should the Senators seek his services he could possibly give the team a much needed boost early in the season.
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Four Time Stanley Cup Champion Linked To The Ottawa Senators

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