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Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too

Joe Sakic

Joe Sakic Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche addresses the media as Patrick Roy is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche during a press conference at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (May 27, 2013 - Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

Joe Sakic has certainly seemed like the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche since he assumed the post of executive vice president of hockey operations, but that wasn’t the case on paper. Until now.

As the Denver Post noted, the Avalanche quietly gave Sakic the title of general manager in addition to his old position of executive vice president. Former GM Greg Sherman is staying on as an assistant general manager.

In practice, this changing of titles might not result in any noticeable differences given that Sherman already reported to Sakic, but if anyone was confused about the team’s management structure before, then this will clarify things.

Sakic, along with head coach Patrick Roy, have helped turn the Colorado Avalanche around by guiding them to the playoffs after a three season drought.


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