On May 24, 2006, Francois Giguere was named Executive VP and GM of the Colorado Avalanche. Today Giguere was given his walking papers. The Avs finished the campaign with a 32-45-5 record. Club President, Pierre Lacroix called the season “unacceptable”. Lacroix is again the current GM of the Avalanche as of today.
Pierre Lacroix will take over on what’s been reported as a “temporary basis”. As many hockey fans know Lacroix was instrumental in turning the Avalanche into a well oiled machine in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was GM of the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche from 1994-2006. During his time Colorado acquired the likes of Patrick Roy, Mike Keane, Claude Lemieux, Rob Blake, and Ray Bourque, among others. Colorado won the Stanley Cup in 1995-1996 and 2000-2001 with Lacroix’s hand picked players. In my opinion, Lacroix will take the challenge and attempt to turn around this once dominant organization yet again.