RUMOR! Patrick Roy could have managed his last game in the QMJHL

The Remparts, regular season champions, were visited by the Falls last night at the Videotron Center for the seventh fifth final game of their QMJHL semifinal series.

The numbers guy in me was disappointed: the logical sequence was not respected. The Remparts had won the first match, then the Cataractes, then the Remparts, then the Cataractes…

But it was the Falls who won this last game last night in Quebec. Note that Patrick Roy’s call had been heard: nearly 15,000 spectators had gathered at the Videotron Center for this important meeting.

15,000 people in Quebec… 10,000 in Laval… Need I remind you that the Coyotes will be playing in front of 4,000 or so people next season?

With their win, Cataractes will face the Charlottetown Islanders in the QMJHL final. The winner will take home the President’s Trophy and earn a bye to the Memorial Cup. The loser? Nothing at all!

There’s a to call of a referee – who had already awarded a controversial penalty against the Remparts in the seventh game of the 2015 final series – that arouses controversy.

Anyway, the Remparts are on vacation. And Patrick Roy too!

Although in the case of Patrick Roy, it could be more than a vacation.

After the conference, the king he refused to confirm anything for the next season. Roy wants to take some time to think about his future.

Roy, 56, is the CEO and coach des Remparts de Québec since 2018. He also held those positions between 2005 and 2013, before going coach in colorado

Why would he leave the Remparts? Do you have an offer waiting for you in the NHL? Several head coaching positions are vacant at the moment…

According to information that has reached our ears, Roy would have bought a house in Europe. He would like to spend a lot of time there (away from the craziness of Quebec towards him), they tell us. And he still loves playing golf, between two or three visits to his daughter and grandson.

No, I don’t think I want to be a coach in Italy, like…

If I had to bet something – Hello Mise-o-jeu -, would have me believe that Roy is already in the retirement stage (or pre-retirement) and that he gave up his goal of returning coach in the NHL. Let’s say I would have the means to finance an early retirement at 56, lol.

Recall that he had hired an agent (Neil Glasburg) specifically for this about a year ago, but broke ties with him a few months ago…right after he hired Jeff Gorton. Did Roy only have one plan in mind: the Montreal Canadiens? Did he burn out at the Bettman Speedway after leaving Colorado?

Nowhere THE most current question: Does Roy still have the passion for play?

“I have always told myself that it is the passion that has to be there. If she is there, I will be there. Otherwise… For now, I just want to think about my future. – patrick king

No, I don’t think it was just the bitter emotion of a tough defeat that spoke, sadly…

Note that Philippe Boucher, current CEO of the Voltigeurs, could return to Quebec, depending on what’s circulating behind the scenes…

Patrick Roy and the Remparts finished the season with a 51-15-2 record, but ended their season/playoffs two weeks too soon. Your journey in junior seems to have come to an end. But we still don’t know if Roy intends to be a professional trainer…or if he’ll take it easy.

I could well deliver some media reports like early retirement (such as Bob Hartley) or perform exploration for an NHL team. To follow.

A lot of

– Martin St-Louis is open to the idea of ​​making room for Shane Wright or Juraj Slafkovsky in the fall.

– Marc Denis analyzes the game of the Russian goalkeepers last night.

– Jack Campbell would like to triple his salary and that could get him out of Toronto.

– John Marino: From Pittsburgh to Vancouver?

– The Flames could lose Johnny Gaudreau (UFA) Y Matthew Tkachuk (transaction).

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