Patrick Roy became the top story in the hockey world on Thursday afternoon with the unexpected announcement that he has left his role as head coach and vice president of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche.
As is expected in times of big news, the hockey twitter machine whirred into action letting jokes and speculation fly wildly around the web.
Here’s a look at how some corners of the internet processed the action.
First and foremost, let’s get the easiest and best joke that references Roy’s time behind the bench of the Avalanche out of the way.
Next, the second easiest joke, which calls upon his inglorious exit from the crease of the Canadiens.
Now that we’ve finished the layup line, the focus shifts to why exactly Roy would decide that he and the Avalanche aren’t on the same page.
What’s weird about the timing of all of this is that Roy won the Jack Adams Award just a short while ago. Why would a Jack Adams Award winning coach decide to… Oh.
It’s not all bad jokes and mean comments to be had in the wake of this news. If you’re a fan of the Avalanche, for example, this could be a very happy day.
So, there’s an award-winning coach on the market all of a sudden. Where might the firey Roy ply his trade next?
Leafs fans seem to agree, just a little.
Reuniting in Montreal is a wild idea that would make for a great story, but the Canadiens already have a head coach on the payroll. Maybe a team without a bench boss should be the ones to bring Roy in. But where, oh where, would we find one of those?