The Colorado Avalanche are coach Jared Bednar’s team. GM Joe Sakic has indicated that Bednar, the emergency hire last summer when Patrick Roy up and quit, “deserves an opportunity” to get a second year and that he intends to build a roster better suited for his systems. Colorado announced it’s not bringing back assistant coaches Tim Army and Dave Farrish, nor are they bringing back goalie coach Francois Allaire.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what Im reading while really enjoying what the CW does season in and season out with the Flash. *FOH (Friend of Haggs) Don Brennan says that the Senators fans not showing up for Game 6 is their way of sticking it to Sens owner Eugene Melnyk. *A guy that wore a Habs toque on his twitter avatar writes a glowing, praise-filled article about the performance of PK Subban during these Stanley Cup playoffs. Hes undoubtedly been good, but he just might have been wearing his Montreal Canadiens footie pajamas when he wrote this one, and rattling his fist at Habs management all the while.
A unit of the Fox Sports cable TV channel is buying a Denver company that markets sports-team and stadium sponsorships. Denver’s Impression Sports & Entertainment is becoming part of Home Team Sports (HTS), an advertising sales business of Fox Sports. Terms were not disclosed. Impression Sports is the business that got financial company Transamerica Corp. to be jersey sponsor of the Colorado Rapids soccer teams. It also sold outdoor gear retailer Camping World on putting its name on an Orlando, Florida football stadium and on the college football season’s opening game. The company counts Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Denver Nuggets basketball and Colorado Avalanche hockey teams,