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02-21-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bender View Post
It really isn't.

Dater is as informed as any of us and he's saying what he thinks based on what he's been seeing and that's the Avs promoting from within.


1994 - Crawford [poached from AHL from Leafs]
1998 - Hartley [promoted from AHL farm team affiliate Hershey]
2002 - Granato [brought-in as assistant but basically from outside/nowhere]
2005 - Quenneville [brought-in after being fired from St-Louis]
2008 - Granato [re-promoted stupidly]
2009 - Sacco [promoted from AHL farm team affiliate Lake Erie - after they couldn't come to term with Roy]

So basically, they don't necessarily AVOID bringing in coaches from outside the organization as we can see with Q and Crawford just as they promote from within as well. Granato, well, that's just a big giant ? and just doesn't make any sense.

One thing is certain, they either KNOW the guy before hand or they prefer to promote from within. So for THAT reason alone, Lindy Ruff wouldn't be considered.

So if the Avs were to get rid of Sacco at some point, you can pretty much bet that the next coach of this team would be one of:

a) Patrick Roy
b) Jacques Martin
c) David Quinn
d) Dean Chynoweth
e) Tim Army
It's worth noting that Quenneville was an assistant with the Avs under Crawford, so it's only partially true that he came from outside the organization. Completely agree with the rest, I'd be shocked if the next Avs coach isn't one of the five you listed.

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