Last week the Colorado Avalanche tried unsuccessfully to recruit Patrick Roy as their head coach. The funny thing was that Tony Granato was still, you know, the actual head coach and wasn’t kicked out. Of course, Granato probably realized that as soon as he picked up a paper… Wait this is 2009. Let me try that again.
Of course, Granato probably realized that as soon as he went anywhere on the internet. ESPN was even reporting the news so TV viewers found out about it as well. So the whole situation was probably a bit awkward.
Pierre Lacroix (on phone): Ah, Patrick, hold on I have another call.
Tony Granato: Hello?
PL: Yes, Tony what is it?
TG: Um, what’s all this stuff about you guys trying to hire Roy to replace me?
PL: I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re our coach.
TG: No, ESPN is saying you guys are trying to…
PL (interrupting): I’m sorry, Tony. I’ve got another call. I’ll talk to you later.
TG: But… *click*
So, yeah. It was weird. And today, it all came to a predictable end when the Avalanche fired a guy who was actually fired about three weeks ago and was probably treated kind of unfairly considering he has been a good solider for the team although good coach may not be accurate.
Oh and they named some guy called Greg Sherman GM. No matter who he is, I’m sure he’s going to be way less fun than Roy would have been. Sigh. Maybe the Habs will hire him.