It's been almost an entire business week since the firing of Avs GM Francios Giguere. Yet...one of the team's main problems in many eyes--the coach...is still standing.
Are we actually going to give this guy another chance to invoke mediocrity out of this team? I realize that injuries, and to a lesser extent, weak management left him with a slight uphill battle, but this is a team that Joel Quenneville was able to get into the second round of the playoffs last year. Granted, that team had a couple extra players over this one, but had a share of injuries arguably greater than this year.
Regardless, the special teams of last year's Avalanche team and this year were horrible--near the bottom of the league in every category. Who was the common link between those two teams? Tony Granato. I don't know much about coaching in the NHL...but I do know that you need respectable special teams to win.
It would seem that the more time passes, perhaps the more likely it becomes that Granato is going to get a third chance...perhaps that will be the charm? Or perhaps the Avalanche are waiting to hire a new GM and let him decide what to do with the coach?
What is to be done about the coaching position?
Fire Tony Granato now...he's had his chances. (36 votes)
Wait for a new GM to decide what to do. (25 votes)
Keep Tony Granato...third time is the charm. (2 votes)
Keep Granato, but hire an assistant that can coach special teams. (2 votes)
65 total votes