The Colorado Avalanche fired general manager Francois Giguere on Monday after posting a 32-45-5 record.
Team president Pierre Lacroix said the fans and management “deserved better”
“We are too proud of what we have accomplished in this market to ignore where we are and what happened in just a very short period of time,” Lacroix said in a statement. “Ownership and the dedicated Avalanche fans throughout the region deserve better results.”