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Avs add Adam Foote to coaching staff

Jun 19, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT


The Colorado Avalanche reunion tour has added another member.

On Tuesday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post passed along word that Adam Foote — a two-time Cup winner in Colorado with new head coach Patrick Roy and president Joe Sakic — would be joining Roy’s coaching staff on a part-time basis.

Foote will work with the club’s defensemen, a fitting role given he was one of the best blueliners to ever play for the organization.

In 2009, he inherited Colorado’s captaincy from Sakic, becoming just the eighth captain in Avs/Nordiques franchise history and just the second since the move to Denver.

In Colorado, Foote will have a number of young defensemen to work with.

Duncan Siemens, the 11th overall pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, just finished up a four-year career with WHL Saskatoon, while 21-year-old Tyson Barrie and 22-year-old Stefan Elliott seem primed to play with the Avs on a full-time basis.

  1. jpelle82 - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    sakic, roy, foote…isnt deadmarsh on that staff too? reliving the glory days for sure, this team isnt the same transplant that quebec put together to win in 96 though.

    • Mike Halford - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Deadmarsh coached for a while, yeah, but left in 2011-12 due to the same post-concussion issues that ended his playing career:

      • jpelle82 - Jun 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        thanks for the update, i thought he was there in some facet, didnt know he left.

    • govtminion - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      I’m assuming at this point that Peter Forsberg’s phone is on ‘silent’, and that’s the only reason we haven’t seen him join up too!

  2. 19to77 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    So when do Claude Lemieux and Rob Blake get calls?

  3. egebjerg2013 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I bet he teaches their defencemen the fine art of cheap shots and getting away with it! There have been many defencemen who hack and wack in front of the net, but I think it’s between Foote and Pronger for the prize. The amazing thing was he would cross check a player once or twice, they would retaliate, then he would get pissed that they crossed checked him! His penalty minutes total should have been probably double what is was.

  4. tarotsujimoto74 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Nice to see them following the Edmonton model of success, oh wait…

  5. polegojim - Jun 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Excellent news!!!

  6. denverwally - Jun 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    I’d take Forsberg in a second to coach the forwards… tough, talented, productive.

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