Tagged: ‘Joe Sakic’

Avalanche assistants Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won’t be back
May 23rd, 2017 at 12:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Avalanche Tuesday announced that assistant coaches Tim Army, Dave Farrish and Francois Allaire won't return to Jared Bednar's staff next season. All three were holdovers from Patrick Roy's staff, inherited by Bednar in the wake of Roy's surprise resignation last August. Allaire, whose ties with Roy go back to...

Frei: Avalanche’s 2000-01 team deservedly makes the cut to the NHL’s “Top 20 Greatest NHL Teams”
May 19th, 2017 at 7:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The 1969-70 Boston Bruins? What they're most remembered for is captured in a single photograph (or the equivalent film snippet), showing Bobby Orr leaping through the air after scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal in Game 4 of the Finals against St. Louis. The 2000-01 Colorado Avalanche? It's the sequence of captain Joe...

Quebec Nordiques – A History of Beer, Brawls, and Van Halen
May 15th, 2017 at 8:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Quebec Nordiques almost didn't exist. And depending on who you ask, maybe they shouldn't have existed at all. In fact, their story begins on the other side of the continent, under the considerably warmer skies of San Francisco, California. The Nordiques (roughly translated as the "Northerners" or "Northmen") were originally...

Frei: Josh Kroenke’s support for Avalanche GM Joe Sakic was unmistakable, with subtle kickers
May 6th, 2017 at 8:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** The other day, when I had a conversation with Avalanche and Nuggets president Josh Kroenke in his Pepsi Center office, his well-behaved English bulldogs, Fletch and Arnie, sat in. They had no comment. Josh said a lot. I've found interesting the reaction to my subsequent story and to Kroenke's comments....

Josh Kroenke retains faith in GM Joe Sakic despite rough season for Avalanche
May 3rd, 2017 at 9:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** As many of the NHL's other nonplayoff teams have fired general managers and coaches since the end of the regular season, the Avalanche â?? which in 2016-17 had the worst record posted in the league since the expansion Atlanta Thrashers in 1999-2000 â?? has stood pat. At the top, that...