The Colorado Avalanche are in a rebuild. There are different paths to the rebuild, but the team has to acknowledge they’re not just a step or two from healthy. They need to reconstruct from the ground up.
I’m not going to recommend a scorched earth policy. The team doesn’t need to completely blow up the core, fire the coaching staff, and oust the front offices. Now, I’m no fan of Jared Bednar’s, and I think his leash should be short, but the team is behind him for now. No sense in harping on that.
What’s more, I’m not on the Fire Sakic train. It’s not that I think Joe Sakic is doing a bang-up job. Rather, I worry. If the Colorado Avalanche gets rid of their general manager, they may start from scratch yet again. The team is one year into Sakic’s vision after bailing on the Roy-Sakic vision three years in. I don’t want to return to Ground Zero yet again.
In fact, I’m not going to focus too much on what the Colorado Avalanche have to do in terms of coaching and front offices. Hopefully Colorado gets an adequate and experienced assistant coaching staff to bolster Bednar.
And here’s how the front offices can design a Colorado Avalanche rebuild that finally gets the team out of the basement.