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    In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements within the organization. Cheap Basketball Shoes Discount .Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season.I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs and bring it to a higher level, Roy said in a statement. To achieve this, the vision of the coach and VP-Hockey Operations needs to be perfectly aligned with that of the organization. He must also have a say in the decisions that impact the teams performance. These conditions are not currently met.Roy has split control with executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic, a former teammate. He said he has done his job with energy, passion and determination.Sakic said he was definitely caught off-guard by Roys decision, so much that it took him a few seconds to comprehend that he was resigning. Sakic said Roy had been contemplating the decision for weeks but repeatedly denied that the two disagreed over personnel decisions or didnt get along.Patty was always involved, Sakic said on a conference call Thursday evening. Especially early he was a big help to me. He was always involved. He was aware of all the decisions we were making. To be honest with you I think thats a question that youll have to ask Patrick, but I know we talked about everything.The team didnt acknowledge Roys announcement until 90 minutes after it was released by Quebec-based PR firm Nationals Luc Ouellet. Sakic said Roy called him before the statement went out.Asked about the inconsistencies between his own comments and Roys statement about conditions not being met, Sakic said: I know we were on the same page. ... We were all on that same page.Roy, a Hall of Fame goaltender, spent the past three seasons as coach and VP of hockey operations for the team that he led to two Stanley Cups as a player. Colorado made the playoffs in Roys first year behind the bench and missed the past two.Though it saddens me, I have put much thought about this decision in recent weeks and have come to be fully comfortable with it, Roy said in the statement, which added that Roy does not intend to comment further on his decision.Sakic said he was glad Roy stepped down now rather than waiting until training camp and that he and his staff would get together Friday to begin coming up with a list of potential coaching candidates.Colorado went 130-92-24 under Roy, who won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 2013-14. Before that he coached the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.According to Sakic, the Avalanches lack of success recently played into Roys decision to leave.The big thing when he talked to me today was last year was a tough year, he didnt have a lot of fun and we always said as long as were enjoying what were doing and having fun well keep doing it, Sakic said. He said in the last three, four weeks he just really contemplated not coming back and not coaching and thought he made the right decision for himself. I totally respect him for that.In his playing days, Roy won four Cups, two with the Montreal Canadiens and then two with the Avalanche, three Vezina Trophies as the leagues top goaltender and three Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP.His abrupt departure from the Avalanche is reminiscent of his exit from Montreal in 1995. After coach Mario Tremblay kept him in a game in which he allowed nine goals on 26 shots, Roy stormed off and told team President Ronald Corey, Its my last game in Montreal.Roy said he believed he was kept in the game to be humiliated, was suspended and then traded to the Avalanche.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at . Cheap Basketball Shoes Online . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Cheap Basketball Shoes Sale . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. These rankings are tailored to leagues that award an additional point per reception.For Matthew Berrys rankings of quarterbacks, defenses and kickers, please see Weeek 4 Staff Rankings.dddddddddddd Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '