Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 7/13/13
An artist depiction of what the new JumboTron will look like. After their worst season since moving to Denver, the Colorado Avalanche have made an organizational shift toward a new era. Pierre Lacriox has left the building and now it is franchise legend Joe Sakic calling the shots. His first hire was another legend, Patrick Roy, as coach. After these two hires the fans wondered if this was just a last great effort to rekindle the glory days. Was this a PR stunt or will there be real, lasting change to the Avalanche on and off the ice. Watching their decisions since they have been hired, it is becoming clear this new regime is all about one thing: accountability. It started with Sakic and Roy being open and honest about their desire to draft Nathan MacKinnon. It was not a smoke screen or an attempt to leverage a trade from another team. They were just simply communicating to the fans and letting the fans hold them accountable. They also sent a major message to the players when they t...
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