Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche leads his team during a time out as assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre (R) looks on against the Los Angeles Kings during preseason NHL action at the Pepsi Center on September 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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 will coach the U.S. squad at the world championships beginning later this week. This much is certain: Colorado is guaranteed a high pick in the June draft. The team has an 18.8 percent chance of landing the top pick in a lottery that will be held on Monday, with the Florida Panthers - the worst team in the league - having the best odds at 25 percent.
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