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  • Jared Bednar brings championship resume as new Avalanche head coach

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy5 days ago

    Two weeks after Patrick Roy abruptly resigned, the Colorado Avalanche have found their next head coach.

    After spending the last two seasons as a head coach in the AHL, Jared Bednar will get his shot at the NHL as he will be the one to replace Roy behind the Avalanche bench.

    “After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench,” said Avalanche EVP and GM Joe Sakic in a statement. “Jared’s track record of success as a head coach in the American Hockey League speaks for itself and he is considered to be one of the top up-and-coming coaches in our business.

    “Even though we had to accelerate the process with training camp approaching, we feel we met some real strong candidates with a lot of potential to become head coaches in the NHL in the near future, continued Sakic. “I would like to thank the general managers who gave us permission to talk to key staff members at such a precarious time.”

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  • Bettman on jersey ads; Captain Pietrangelo; top left wingers (Puck Headlines)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy5 days ago

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    • 2007 Teemu meets 2016 Teemu. [Instagram]

    • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on the World Cup, jersey ads, outdoor games and more. [CP via Yahoo]

    • The St. Louis Blues are set to name Alex Pietrangelo as the franchise’s 21st captain. [Post-Dispatch]

    • Sidney Crosby will captain Canada’s World Cup entry and Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternates. [NHL]

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