Found April 28, 2013 on Online Sports Guys:
PLAYERS: Joe Sacco
TEAMS: Colorado Avalanche
So the NHL is winding down their regular season, and in fact for several teams, the season is over. One of those teams, the Colorado Avalanche wasted no time in firing head coach Joe Sacco Sunday afternoon. The Avalanche were the worst team in the West during this strike shortened season going 16-25-7 and amassing only 39 points. Or a mere 16 points away from a playoff berth. Sacco got the job in 2009 and made the playoffs that 1st season, but the Avalanche haven't sniffed post season play since then.

Avalanche fire Joe Sacco as coach

The Colorado Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco a day after the team missed the playoffs for the third straight season. General manager Greg Sherman says in a news release Sunday the ''organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward.'' Colorado never got on track in the lockout-shortened season and finished last in the Western...

Joe Sacco Gone In Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that head coach Joe Sacco has been relieved of his duties. “The organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “Joe has worked for this franchise for eight seasons and he is a dedicated and hard-working coach. We...

Avalanche fire head coach Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco’s run as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche is over, according to the  Colorado Avalanche on Twitter. Frankly, I'm surprised this move did not happen sooner. The once Western Conference powerhouse Avalanche only made it to the postseason one time under the guidance of Joe Sacco, and that was back in 2009-10 when Sacco was a rookie bench boss.Sacco’s record...

Changes may be in store as Avs miss playoffs again

The Colorado Avalanche just may shake things up after missing the playoffs for a third straight season. It remains to be seen if coach Joe Sacco will be retained following a year in which the Avalanche finished last in the Western Conference. For now, Sacco isn't worried about such a possibility, saying, ''I'm going to go about my business as usual.'' He...

Colorado Avalanche Call Up Goalie Calvin Pickard

The Colorado Avalanche have called up goalie Calvin Pickard. The goalie has a 2.47 goals against average in 47 games this season and will serve as the backup goaltender. The post Colorado Avalanche Call Up Goalie Calvin Pickard appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Colorado Avalanche win NHL Draft lottery, will have first overall pick

On Monday evening, the fourteen teams who did not qualify for the NHL playoffs were placed in a lottery to determine the draft order in the 2013 NHL Draft. While the Edmonton Oilers have won the lottery each of the last three years, it was the Colorado Avalanche who won it this year, meaning they will have the first overall selection in the upcoming draft. The Florida Panthers, who...

Avs Win NHL Draft Lottery; Flyers to Pick at #11

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: 2013 NHL Entry DraftColorado AvalancheJonathan DrouinNathan MackinnonSeth JonesFor the second year in a row, the NHL team with the second worst regular season record has won the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft. The Colorado Avalanche will pick #1 overall when the 2013 NHL Entry Draft kicks off at the Prudential Center...

Semyon Varlamov makes ridiculous last-second stick save

Even though the Colorado Avalanche had already been eliminated from Playoff contention, that didn’t stop goalie Semyon Varlamov from playing his heart out.  Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cullen got his own rebound and fired a second shot past Varlamov and it was trickling toward the net when Varlamov made this miraculous save.  The puck was nearly over the goal line when he swiped...

Avs win draft lottery, own No. 1 pick

The Colorado Avalanche have won the NHL draft lottery. The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June's draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection. Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning Monday's lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference. The Panthers, who finished last in the NHL with...

Colorado Avalanche Win NHL Draft Lottery by   Steven Ellis

Get ready to see Erik Johnson and Seth Jones together. Oh, don’t kid yourself. The Avs need a D-man. Jones lived in Denver. Put it together. Colorado (16-25-7) beat out the Florida Panthers, will select second, for the first pick. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes will round out the top five. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.  

Dater Hearing Things

from Adrian Dater of All things Avs, “Are Joe Sacco and Greg Sherman, and maybe others, gone from their jobs with the Avs?” Usually, I know pretty well about these things. But I’m not sure what the H is going to happen at the moment. If I had to say, based on my reporting: everything is still being evaluated. They could both well be gone, but as far as I can say at this...
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