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There was one head coaching position open (Las Vegas), and now there are two after Patrick Roy resigned from his duties with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Will General Manager Joe Sakic look within to fill the spot or go outside the organization for a more "long-term" solution behind the bench?


**Top 25 Under 25: Luc Snuggerud at No. 19 (SCH)

**Watch: Toews explains art of hockey (SCH)

**Campbell did cupping before it was cool (SCH)

**Defenseman 'a strong point' for Hawks heading into season (The Athletic)

**Booze, not Hawks, built Wirtz wealth; grandson helps lead evolving firm (Chicago Tribune)

**Blackhawks, Blues reveal retro logos for Winter Classic (CBS Sports)

**Top 25 Under 25: Robin Norell at No. 20 (SCH)


**In stunning move, Roy resigns as Avs head coach (MHH)

**Roy's statement to the media (MHH)

**Losing Roy could be a good thing (MHH)

**Kiszla: Tired of losing, Roy leaves (The Denver Post)

**Paige: Avs, Roy split was inevitable (CS Gazette)

**Paisley analysis: Adding college players likely behind Avs, Roy split (CS Gazette)

**Wild's Parise feels ready for World Cup (

**Preds prospect Pitlick commits to Minnesota (USHL)


**3 Hawks-based names being considered for Las Vegas team (Sportslogos)

**Report: Lightning sign Wisniewski to PTO (PHT)

**Edmonton, Las Vegas to showcase new arenas during preseason (PHT)

**Report: Devils GM Shero watched Vesey play Wednesday (theScore)

**Devils sign RFA Boucher to 1-year, 2-way deal (AATJ)


**Zetterberg named Team Sweden captain for World Cup (WIIM)

**Could an outdoor game at Red Bull Arena work? (AATJ)

**Former Denver d-man Fortunato transferring to Quinnipiac (SBNCH)

**Finland's Kotkansalo excited to join Sioux Falls (USHL)

**Five Nations USHL update (USHL)