But, the hiring didn’t come without questions. Roy had never been a head coach at the NHL level, let alone someone who would be given a bucket full of authority when it came to roster decisions.
Right before he was introduced I wrote a quick piece on “25 Questions For Patrick Roy”.
I recently stumbled across the piece when looking back in my blog archive and found that many of the questions are yet to be answered at this point in time. With that in mind, I’ve decided to review the piece and see if we can grade how Roy (and Joe Sakic, to some degree) has addressed the issues that were very apparent before the 2013 NHL offseason.
1. How much say do you have in team's NHL drafting process?
- Quite a bit, as it turns out. Roy was apparently not pleased that the Avalanche scouting staff didn’t see Nathan MacKinnon as the top player on their draft board for 2013. Roy seemingly put his foot down and Colorado didn’t waste any time in taking the Cole Harbour kid 1st overall.