Granato to be named head coach

Per Altitude employee at hfboards.

My initial reaction is...why?  Granato had one job the last few years, as far as I know -- the Power Play.  Which was certifiably awful last year at 29th in the league.  So lets promote him!

I'm usually an optimist about this kind of thing around here, but this is an awful move.  He was terrible his first time around, he was terrible last year in his role as PP coach...why would this be any different?

Edit -- Official Link

And I'm still in shock.  What an awful move. is a fan community, allowing members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Colorado Avalanche and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editors of