Colorado Avalanche: Does Coach Joe Sacco Need to Go for the Avalanche to Rise?

March 7th, 2011 by Adam Odekirk Leave a reply »
To say that the Colorado Avalanche’s season has become an even bigger mess than Charlie Sheen would be unfair to Mr. Sheen; at least Charlie Sheen is entertaining to watch right now.

Coach Sacco and the Avalanche seem lost and are finding it difficult to even keep it close with the last place team in the conference, being outscored 10-2 in their last two games against Edmonton.

Futility like this usually results in one of two things in the NHL, either the team finds new players for their coach to lead or a new coach to lead their players.

Judging by the trade deadline it is hard to tell exactly what the Avalanche are thinking but it seems like they are happy with the roster they have and know the potential exists in the offseason to add to it.

In fact, when this has happened in the past to the Avalanche it has almost always resulted in the coach being shown the door and not the players. Tony Granato has been on the wrong side of this equation twice and even Stanley Cup champions like Marc Crawford and Bob Hartley have fallen victim the ever-spinning NHL coaching carousel.

Some very respected members of the local pres ...

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