The differences went through the entire front office, and even included some players, as to the direction the team should be going in.
Roy was named coach of the year in his first season with the team following a 112-point finish in 2013-14. Colorado ended up in first place that year, but fell to the Minnesota Wild in seven games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have not returned to the postseason since, posting seasons of 90 and 82 points.
Roy played 478 games with Colorado, winning two Stanley Cups, while also hoisting two Stanley Cups with the Canadiens as a player. He was selected to 11 All-Star Games and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
The coach was openly critical of his team last season, including star, Matt Duchene. He explained his reasoning as philosophical differences between him and the organization, on and off the ice. The 50-year old is known for leaving teams suddenly, as he did with Montreal as a player. Now that his time with the Avalanche is over, the Hall of Famer claims he is unsure of what the future holds.