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Avs give reins to Patrick Roy

Updated: May 29, 2013, 12:25 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Patrick Roy carefully contemplated the Colorado Avalanche's sales pitch as he sank putts on a golf course in Florida.

New team President Josh Kroenke was in his group, along with former teammate-turned-executive Joe Sakic, and they were teeing up an opportunity Roy simply couldn't turn down. Not again.

Four years ago, the team asked him to come on board as coach. The Hall of Fame goalie just wasn't ready.

This time around, the deal was sweetened -- a chance ...

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