15. Memorable Moment: Patrick Roy Resigns as Head Coach
On August 11, 2016, Patrick Roy announced his resignation from the position of head coach with the Colorado Avalanche. He left the team six weeks to find a new coach, and they settled on Jared Bednar.
If you were reading posts on Mile High Sticking that summer or the following one, you’ll know it was a very difficult moment for me. I’m not even going to pretend to be objective on this topic. Patrick Roy is my hero, and I saw him not only leave on his own terms, but get vilified for his decision. And that hurt.
Hurts still, to be honest.