Marc Crawford Interested in Vacant Colorado Avalanche Coaching Position

The Colorado Avalanche are looking for a new head coach and not surprisingly former head coach Marc Crawford is said to be  interested in returning to the club according to Andy Strickland of

Crawford served as the bench boss with the Avalanche from 1994-1998 which included a Stanley Cup Championship during the 1995-96 campaign.

With Joe Sakic being named the new vice president of hockey operations for the Avs, Strickland isn’t so sure if he would be interested in bringing back Crawford for a reunion.  A young group of players that are still in the rebuild stage, the Avalanche need a leader behind the bench along with someone that can teach them the game.  Crawford has that experience given his resume of five NHL head coaching positions along with a stint in Switzerland this past year.

Sakic and company are said to have a deep list of potential candidates that include former Avalanche star, Patrick Roy who has been coaching in the QMJHL.

Other candidates are said to include Lindy Ruff, former long time coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas EakinsDean Chynoweth and former Dallas Stars head coach, Dave Tippett.

Strickland hears that Sakic and Tippett have a tight relationship that could make him the favorite.  Stay tuned, as the Avalanche get set to make their announcement we’ll keep you posted right here at Too Many Men.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche Dave Tippett Joe Sakic Marc Crawford Patrick Roy

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