Posts tagged Joe Sacco
The International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championship tournament started yesterday and, with nine rostered Colorado Avalanche players skating for five different national teams, there is plenty to keep track of.
When the schedule was released following the conclusion of the most recent NHL labor stoppage, the Colorado Avalanche were set to open the season against the Minnesota Wild and close it against the same Minnesota Wild.
On a national stage, with nothing to play for other than pride and bragging rights, the Colorado Avalanche came out on Sunday night and laid a hurting on the visiting St. Louis Blues in the first of a home-and-away series.
With blizzard conditions in Denver, the Colorado Avalanche came out in a flurry of activity against the Columbus Blue Jackets, attempting to play spoiler to the visiting team’s playoff hopes in a match at Pepsi Center.
Despite the admission from many Colorado Avalanche fans that fourth year Head Coach Joe Sacco is the problem with the 29th place team, USA Hockey seems to think differently of the man. The organization announced today that Sacco has been named Head Coach of the 2013 Men’s National Team that will compete in the World Championships this year.
Despite the losses, the struggles, the bashing from the media, even the Road to Thirty, the Colorado Avalanche has yet to give up on the season. In fact, those donning burgundy and blue have strung together two solid performances in a row, starting against the Vancouver Canucks and carrying over to their Saturday matinee with the Nashville Predators.
The Colorado Avalanche are a team that is constantly mired in mistakes. Whether it is a giveaway in their own zone, a goalie cheating off of his mark, or teammates colliding, the club can simply be it’s own worst enemy on any given night.