Saturday, May 9, 2009
Roy meets with Avs, will listen to Habs
By Pierre LeBrun
Patrick Roy confirmed Saturday that he met with Colorado Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix this past week.
"I went out there to visit him," the Hall of Fame goaltender told ESPN.com. "He had his surgery about 10 days ago. I also had friends in town that I wanted to go and see.
"But we did talk a bit about my future," Roy added about his meeting with Lacroix. "He wanted to know what was my future, but that's about it for now."
It was more of a general conversation, said the former Colorado and Montreal superstar. In the meantime, Roy said he has not spoken to the Canadiens at this point.
"No, but I'm ready to listen," Roy told ESPN.com.
Habs GM Bob Gainey stepped behind the bench for the remainder of the season after firing head coach Guy Carbonneau in March. It's expected he'll likely hire a replacement. Former NHL coaches Bob Hartley and Marc Crawford are believed to be among those interested in the job.
Tony Granato is still officially the head coach of the Avalanche but changes could be coming in the wake of Francois Giguere's firing as GM last month.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.