I have a working theory on the coaching 'decision' made in the offseason. You know the one I'm referring to: the promotion of Tony Granato back to the head coaching position.
He's just a place-holder for Patrick Roy.
There, I said it. I really am starting to believe that Tony G. is just keeping the seat warm. He'll flesh out some of our talent, he'll do what management wants when it comes to personnel, and he'll be a genuinely good guy for the players to play for. He won't throw management or any of his players under a bus to create controversy and he won't rush to decisions, in short, he'll maintain the status quo. But in the end, he's just a bridge until the Colorado Avalanche organization can bring back their version of Coach Gretzky. I am having trouble watching the product on the ice this season and reaching any other conclusion when it comes to reasons why he was given the job.