Ryan O'Byrne thinks that head coach Joe Sacco is a great coach.
The Avalanche are mired in a 1-14-2 slump of late and there are some concerns that Sacco will not return for the third and final year of his contract. "He's one of the best coaches I've ever had in professional hockey," O'Byrne said. "The way he communicates with guys, individually, as a group ' he's always trying to get it across to guys what he wants them to do. It's been tough for everybody lately losing games, but he's done a great job. Every day, he's passionate and comes to the rink and gets guys going." We guess that O'Byrne wants him back next season.