Sure, he isn’t in the NHL (yet?), but Patrick Roy just keeps winning. On Sunday, he added another trophy to his already full trophy case.
With the Colorado Avalanche, the third and final film room was released for Nikolai Kovalenko. He lit up the KHL, but can that offense translate to the NHL?
All that and more in this Monday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
A look back at the previous week at CHN with the Avalanche.
Nikolai Kovalenko finished third in the KHL in points-per-game, so there’s clearly a lot of talent there. But how likely is that to transfer to the NHL? We took a deeper look at some of his points and what may (or may not) show up when he eventually makes his way to North America.
Patrick Roy has won again.
On Sunday night, Roy’s Quebec Remparts won the Memorial Cup in convincing fashion, defeating the Seattle Thunderbirds by a score of 5-0.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 5, 2023
Now, the question will be – is he headed to the NHL? The Columbus Blue Jackets seemed like a real option, but they, for whatever reason, have decided to go with Mike Babcock. There have been some rumblings that the New York Rangers might be interested in him. The new team that has popped up most recently is the Ottawa Senators.
Darren Dreger on CHL on TSN just reported that 1 of the interested buyers of Ottawa wants to bring Patrick Roy as the new head coach
— @JZ_OTT FOLLOW! (@JZ_NHLRumours) June 2, 2023
The sale of the Senators will not be final for a little bit, so we may be waiting longer. We know he’s not going to be coaching the Remparts next season, at the very least. As I’ve said many times, I hope he comes back to the NHL, but probably wouldn’t want him coaching my team. You never know, though. He could come back a very different coach.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: Free agents the Penguins could target.
Vegas: Mistakes of the past humble the Golden Knights.
Washington: Dmitri Orlov anticipated retiring with the Capitals. That probably isn’t happening.
Calgary: Mikhail Backlund wants to stay with the Flames.
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