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Day One is a Players’ Tribune series where athletes sit down with the people who’ve been in their life since the beginning, and discuss their journey. This installment features siblings Tony and Cammi Granato. Tony played in the NHL for 13 seasons with the Rangers, Kings and Sharks. Cammi won the gold medal with the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team at the ’98 Winter Olympics, and a silver medal in 2002. She’s a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
I clearly remember this one moment: I was at a Chicago Blackhawks game with my father at the Madhouse on Madison. I was maybe five years old. This was 1970. And I was leafing through the gameday program when I got to the Blackhawks roster. It had the birthplaces listed for all the players. I turned to my dad in complete disbelief. “All these guys are from Canada?” I said. I was so mad. I didn’t understand why all the players weren’t from Chicago. In my mind, Stan Mikita was just a guy from my town. I went down the list and it was Canada, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Canada, Canada. Nobody was born in the USA. So I told my father, “Well, I’m going to be the first one.”
Well this took five minutes...Per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi, the Penguins may or may not clear the coaching and managerial decks after yet another playoff failure:
Penguins ownership will consider a sweeping overhaul that could include terminating general manager Ray Shero in addition to Dan Bylsma and the members of the coaching staff, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. Ownership specifically is concerned about a perceived lack of accountability for players, overall team toughness and unproductive drafts, the sources said.
The sources also said Penguins ownership might not want to undergo a complete front-office shakeup with only about a month before the NHL Entry Draft.
No decisions have been made, and they will not be rushed, the sources said.
NEW YORK (April 2, 2012)—Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato have been fined $10,000 and $2,500, respectively, for their actions late in NHL Game #1185 at Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 1, the National Hockey League announced today.
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
After the Avalanche’s Tuesday morning skate, Tony Granato had just finished confirming that he expected and wanted to be back as the Avalanche’s coach next season.
The followup question — “Why?” — bothered him.
“What do you want me to do, be a full-time fisherman?” Granato asked. “Why wouldn’t I want to be a part of an organization I have pride in? Why wouldn’t I want my . . .”
“If you think I’m a quitter or you’re insinuating that you should bail out when things aren’t going well, you don’t know a hockey player and you don’t know me,” he said. “That is almost an insulting question. Personally, when you’re in a position and things aren’t going well, if everyone bailed out, you’d have a lot of losers around this world. I’m going to fight through this the best I can and if I get the opportunity, try and turn this thing around the way we plan to.”
Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President & General Manager Francois Giguere announced today the appointment of Tony Granato as the franchise’s head coach. Granato previously served as the team’s head coach from 2002-2004.
more at the Avs site…
added 12:31pm, Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,
Well, so much for going with a fresh, new approach.
I’ve said it before - nothing the Avalanche does ever totally surprises me. At this point, today’s news that Tony Granato will be the head coach - again - was like the effect on me of an already electrocuted man falling into the live wire fence one more time.