JOE SACCO RUMORS & GOSSIP
Reports are circulating around the Denver Post today that legendary goaltender Patrick Roy will be Joe Sacco’s replacement as the Colorado Avalanche’s head coach. This could just be what the doctor order to help the crippling Avalanche. But the Avalanche are emphasizing that talk of the Roy deal is premature as it’s not done, according to the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater....
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...
For many fans this is a day that has been a long time coming: Joe Sacco has been fired.
After missing the playoffs for the three straight years and only making the playoffs once, Sacco has been relieved of his coaching duties.
The announcement was made by Greg Sherman, a possible indication that he may keep his job a general manager. Sherman and the Avs' management will...
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...
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...
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...
from USA Hockey,
Joe Sacco (Medford, Mass.), the head coach of the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche, has been named head coach of the 2013 U.S. Men's National Team that will participate in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 3-19 in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
Right now, I sense the exact same hopeless feeling around the Avs that characterized the second half of the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons. Tony Granato coached that first team, Joe Sacco the second.
The criticism of Sacco is just withering right now from most of you, or at least it seems that way. I see the #firesacco hashtags and my inbox...
Joe Sacco's decision to shake up his lineup paid immediate dividends for the Colorado Avalanche coach.
Sacco inserted little-used Mark Olver into the lineup, and the forward had a goal and an assist to help spark Colorado's rally in the third period that beat the Dallas Stars, 4-3, on Wednesday night.
Chuck Kobasew also had two points - including the game-winning goal ...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2013
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The Colorado Avalanche gave coach Joe Sacco a two-year extension even in the wake of the team missing the postseason for a second straight season.
The Avs were in the thick of the playoff chase until late in the season, but dropped six of their final seven games. Still, Colorado improved by 20 points from a season ago, when the team had the second-to-worst record in the NHL.
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012