Avs Hire Joe Sacco As New Head Coach

The Colorado Avalanche have hired Joe Sacco of the AHL as their head coach one day after firing Tony Granato and shaking up their front office.

The Avs scheduled a news conference for later Thursday to announce that Sacco will be promoted from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he has coached the past two seasons.

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