Don't let the door hit you on the way out

"The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has relieved six members of its hockey operations staff from their respective duties.

The list includes head coach Tony Granato, assistant coaches Jacques Cloutier and Dave Barr, goaltending coach Jeff Hackett, Assistant to the General Manager Michel Goulet and video coordinator PJ DeLuca.

The Avalanche will make an announcement regarding its new management structure later today."

[UPDATE: DDC Here...]

Amazingly, Craig Billington is not the new GM. It's Greg Sherman. Billington becomes Assistant GM. Eric Lacroix becomes Director of Nepotism sorry, looks like that's President of Hockey Operations (Billington formerly was VP of Hockey Operations) and David Oliver (Lake Erie's GM) to be named Director of Player Development.

The fired staff members have already been removed from the Avalanche site by some highly efficient folks. Let's not forget that these are some good people who've lost their jobs, some of whom have been with this franchise for a long, long time. 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

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