QUEBEC CITY -- Hall of Famer Patrick Roy said Thursday he's in no rush to return to coaching.
Roy, who has kept a low profile since resigning as coach of the Colorado Avalanche, met with the media for the first time since stepping down in August.
"Right now, I just want to enjoy myself," Roy said after dropping the puck before a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game in Quebec. "Obviously, if something happens, they need to talk to the Avalanche [for permission]."
Roy has one year remaining on his contract with the Avalanche. He also had served as the team's vice president of hockey operations
When he resigned, Roy cited philosophical differences with the way the Avalanche were being run. He was one of the few coaches in the NHL with say over personnel, but it wasn't enough say to keep him satisfied.
"The type of players and stuff like that, we didn't necessarily agree on," Roy said. "It goes beyond that. It was people working for the team and stuff like this that we were a little bit different."
The timing of Roy's resignation put Colorado in a tough spot, but he wanted to make sure he wasn't rushing into the decision.
"I really needed to make sure it was the proper decision," Roy said. "It was important for me to have no regrets."
Roy got a standing ovation from the crowd here when he emerged to drop the ceremonial first puck before Team North America and Team Europe met. He said he's willing to help Quebec City lure an NHL team back but said it was too early to talk about him formally becoming part of the process.