Avalanche coach producing results
Tony Granato has gotten Colorado to perform to its abilities in the regular season by being even-keeled.
In the time since he replaced the fired Bob Hartley, all Granato has done is compile a 48-18-9-5 record as of Tuesday. Pretty nice numbers for a guy whose only experience was a half-season as an assistant under Hartley. Granato's record after 80 games is better than Hartley's or his predecessor, Marc Crawford.
For wily general manager Pierre Lacroix, hiring Granato was just another smart move that worked out well. For an "I told you so," recall that a year ago everyone was wondering what was wrong with the Avalanche before Hartley was fired. Nobody's asking those questions about the Avs under Granato.
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