In what might have been the worst kept secret in the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks announced sweeping changes to their coaching staff.
One of those changes is hiring Avalanche legend Adam Foote as an assistant coach.
Foote, who played 1154 NHL games, most of them for the Avalanche franchise, was hired to work with new head coach Rick Tocchet.
The two-time Stanley Cup champion had most recently been working with Altitude TV. He helped fill in as an analyst during intermissions and even in the booth, and was doing quite well in that role. His presence will be missed by Avalanche fans, even though his time in that role was short.
Foote does have a history in coaching. For parts of two seasons, he was the Head Coach of the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League. Before that, he spent four seasons as a development consultant for the Avalanche. He also has a gold medal from working with Canada as a development consultant at the 2018 Spengler Cup.
The handling of the Bruce Boudreau situation by the Canucks has been horrendous. Foote will now look to play a role in getting a franchise back on track that is currently the laughing stock of the entire league.
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