Avalanche axe GM Giguere

Posted by David Minuk in Colorado Avalanche,General NHL,News You Can Use,Northwest Division,Teams,Western Conference on April 13, 2009 — 2 Comments

From the Denver Post:

Colorado Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere was fired today after the most disappointing season in franchise history.

Team president Pierre Lacroix will step in for the time being and said a new management structure would be installed.

In a statement released by the team, Lacroix said: “The results of this season are unacceptable. We feel a new direction is needed which re-emphasizes those standards of excellence our fans have grown accustomed to since 1995. We will work diligently towards reclaiming our identity that made our brand so special and unique.

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This franchise has been on the decline and it looks like they are going to do some full scale cleansing to get it back to the Stanley Cup contender it was year after year.

  • Mikos

    So many question marks in Colorado. Do they also fire Granato? Is Sakic returning? Who are they drafting 1st overall? Hopefully they get it worked out this summer.

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com david

    I’ve been reading some of the comments posted on Mile High Hockey (very good Avs blog) and it appears that most fans are happy that they are making this move. Popular thought is the Avs will also fire Granato and possibly bring in Patrick Roy. Interesting things happening over in Denver.