Thursday, June 04, 2009

Old Cap, New Coach

On the heels of the Colorado Avalanche firing Tony Granato and five others in the organization, former Capital Joe Sacco has been named head coach for the Avs.

Sacco played for 13 seasons in the NHL with five teams. He played in 213 regular season games over three seasons with the Caps, going 14-30-44, -2, with 149 penalty minutes earned.

Promoted from the Colorado affiliate Lake Erie Monsters the past two years, he joins Craig Billington -- a former Caps goalie -- who is assistant general manager for Colorado. Congrats, Joe.

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