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Patrick Roy will be involved in the Islanders' dismissals

Published May 5, 2024 at 7:20 PM

Patrick Roy and Lou Lamoriello are firmly in control at the helm of the New York Islanders, as head coach and general manager.

During their end-of-season press conference, after being eliminated by the Carolina Hurricanes in just 5 games, the two men confirmed that they would be returning to their respective positions next year.

For Roy, this comes as no surprise, but for Lamoriello, who is over 80 years old, it's unexpected.

Nevertheless, these two positions remain filled, but others are not guaranteed. There will be changes in New York and dismissals, and Roy will be involved in the decisions.

"Lamoriello says that he and Roy will discuss changes together."

- Via journalist Stefen Rosner, from New York

There are rumors that Patrick will succeed Lou when he eventually steps down, and the fact that he's included in the decisions supports this idea.

"No decision has been made regarding coaching staff, outside of Roy."

- Rosner

With a record of 20-12-5 this season, Roy is one of the main reasons the Islanders made the playoffs. His decision to join this team surprised many, but if he has so much influence on decisions, it's understandable.

Remember, he was both coach and general manager of the Quebec Remparts and led them to a Memorial Cup while holding both positions simultaneously.

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