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Avs hire Patrick Roy as coach

Updated: May 23, 2013, 9:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche are rounding up the old crew to restore the downtrodden franchise.

First, Joe Sakic was given more responsibility in the front office.

And now Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is rejoining the Avs as head coach.

Colorado reached an agreement in principle Thursday with Roy to lead the team and also serve as vice president of hockey operations.

Roy will join forces with Sakic, who was recently promoted to executive vice president ...

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