JOE SACCO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres hire Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Joe Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Musick: Joe Sacco fired

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...
Via HockeyBuzz
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Sacco Named Team USA Head Coach For World Championship

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. continued
Via Kukla's Korner
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A Hopeless Feeling In Denver

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche give Sacco a 2-year extension

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. In...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Time to sack Sacco?

“Last Olympics, Ireland won a gold medal. Not even a number. A letter of the alphabet amount.”—Tommy Tiernan, Irish Comedian This joke hits a bit too close to home right now, as the Avs under Joe Sacco have only managed back-to-back regulation wins once in the last 74 games. He has also led the team to new records in losing and winless streaks. Unlike Paul Maurice and Bruce...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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