Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sacco soon to be sacked?
By Victoria Matiash
Dead-last in the NHL and recently ripped from within by veteran goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere for not caring*, the skating members of the Colorado Avalanche appear uninspired -- at best. So, regardless of how the Avs finish the regular season, Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post predicts Joe Sacco will soon be shown the door as head coach.
"... It should already be too late. With the Avs doomed to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season in his four-year stint as coach, Sacco's dismissal should be expected ... when a team loses interest, it is an ugly condemnation of both the players and the coach hired to motivate them ..."
Honest-to-goodness, there's no justification for keeping the 44-year-old in place at this stage. Outside of a superb debut season in 2009-10, Sacco hasn't enjoyed enough success behind the Avs' bench. It's time to move on.