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Avalanche wrapping up coach search: report

NHL assistants Kevin Dineen, Bob Boughner considered 'major candidates'

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The Colorado Avalanche have moved into "the final phase of the process" to replace Patrick Roy as coach, vice president Jean Martineau told The Denver Post on Tuesday.

Colorado could name its next coach as soon as Wednesday, reporter Mike Chambers said on Twitter.

Martineau said the Avalanche concluded interviews Monday and began the final phase Tuesday afternoon. They brought in as many as six candidates, with Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen and San Jose Sharks assistant Bob Boughner emerging as the "major candidates," the newspaper reported Monday.

Roy resigned from his position as Colorado coach and vice president of hockey operations Aug. 11 after three seasons.

The Avalanche also reportedly interviewed Jared Bednar, coach of Cleveland of the American Hockey League, Travis Green, coach of Utica of the AHL, Washington Capitals assistant Lane Lambert and New York Rangers associate coach Scott Arniel.

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