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Shock and Roy: Twitter reacts to Avs’ big change

2016 Coors Light Stadium Series - Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 27: Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche heads out to coach against the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field during the 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series game on February 27, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Most of us - probably Colorado Avalanche management included - reacted to the news of Patrick Roy’s resignation with something between a “Huh?” to a “What what what?”

Once everyone on social media had a chance to collect their thoughts, there was a bevvy of amusing comments and even the occasional words of wisdom.

Remarkably, even one person seemed to think that the Avalanche are worse off without Roy pulling the strings as head coach:

Yes, BryanC314 appeared to be in the minority there.

Let’s take a look at some of the most amusing and interesting reactions to Roy’s resignation, then.

The pulling the goalies early division

One of Roy’s lasting strategic influences involved emptying his net in very bold ways.

As much as his strategies often seemed to balk at analytics, many believe that coaches don’t pull their goalies soon enough in most cases. It’s a lot like NFL head coaches being too squeamish about going for it on fourth down.

Still, the scheme really prompted a lot of humor:

Referencing his Montreal departure

That notorious final game with the Habs got plenty of play, too:


Now, some generalized observations:


Finally, what might be the best tweet of the bunch: