By Stu Hackel
Now that the Peter Forsberg mini-series has run its inevitable course, the calls for Avalanche coach Joe Sacco’s head are becoming louder, especially after Colorado’s 9-1 massacre at the hands of the Flames on Monday, the same day Forsberg called it a career. It was a bad day indeed for the Avs.
This is the same Joe Sacco who last spring was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year. Those Avs were a healthy, young, spirited team that got very good goaltending. Now they are a banged-up, demoralized group with leaky goalies. And somehow that will all be rectified if GM Greg Sherman installs someone — anyone — else in Sacco’s job? It’s not that simple.