Found June 01, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Joe Sakic
TEAMS: Colorado Avalanche
It shouldn't be too controversial to say that coaches, GMs and other top NHL team executives should be hired based on their track record in coaching, GM and executive positions.  Playing experience is a different skill and it doesn't make sense to hire a coach because he was a top NHL player.  That isn't to say that top NHL players cannot be NHL coaches and GMs, but that they should succeed in lesser coaching, GM and executive positions before they get their promotion. The Colorado Avalanche do not agree with that theory.  This summer they have made Joe Sakic their executive vice president of hockey operations and Patrick Roy their new coach.  Sakic appears to be fast-tracked to eventually take over as their GM.  This decision appears to have been made before we learn if he is successful in his new position.  Roy was a part owner, GM and coach in the QMJHL.  His Quebec Remparts were a good team that finished third in their division.  It is hard to argue that he was the...
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