Roy denies he was offered Avalanche head coach position
Patrick Roy is denying reports he has been offered the head coaching job with the Colorado Avalanche.
The former Avalanche and Hall of Fame goaltender says reports from the Denver Post and ESPN.com that he has been offered Tony Granato's job as head coach are inaccurate.
"I never received an offer … but anyway, I'm not commenting," Roy told CBC's Radio Canada on Monday.
Roy, who is co-owner, GM and coach of the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts, told ESPN.com earlier this month that he met with Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix.
The Avalanche also confirmed on May 9 that Roy had met with Lacroix, but no other details were available.
"I went out there to visit him…. I also had friends in town that I wanted to go and see," Roy said.
"But we did talk a bit about my future. He wanted to know what was my future, but that's about it for now."
Several NHL sources told the Denver Post that Roy was thinking over the offer to coach the Avalanche.
Roy, 43, spent nearly eight seasons with the Avalanche and helped them to a pair of Stanley Cup wins in 1996 and 2001. He was traded from the Montreal Canadiens in 1995.
The Avalanche finished last in the Western Conference this season.
Granato coached the club last season, the first season of a second stint behind the bench for the club. He has two years left on his current contract.
With files from The Canadian Press