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Avalanche sack general manager Giguere after dismal season

THE Colorado Avalanche fired general manager Francois Giguere on Monday in the wake of a last-place finish in the Western Conference.

Team president Pierre Lacroix said he would oversee the franchise until a new management structure was announced.

"The results of this season are unacceptable," Lacroix said in a statement on the team's website (

"We feel a new direction is needed which re-emphasises those standards of excellence our fans have grown accustomed to since 1995.

"We will work diligently towards reclaiming our identity that made our brand so special and unique."

The Avalanche (32-45-5) finished in the conference basement for the first time since relocating to Denver from Quebec in 1995.

"The immediate future of this franchise is my primary concern so it was important to act now and start the process of restoring this franchise to where it belongs," said Lacroix.


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