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Not necessarily from Joe Sacco, but Sacco has two brand-new assistants next to him this season.
Tim Army and David Quinn will be flanking Joe Sacco this year, and I think will do a better job than both Sylvain Lefebvre and Adam Deadmarsh.
Deadmarsh came in after being a video coach and without much other on-bench coaching experience.
Tim Army is also stepping in after being video coach for the Avalanche, but he also has some head coaching duties to his credit. Army was head coach for Providence College and for the Portland Pirates of the AHL.
This experience is likely to make Army a much more valuable asset on the bench.
David Quinn is coming up to the Avalanche after being the head coach of Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.
Quinn already has a lot of experience with these players, so they know his voice and his message. He's also been an effective coach in Lake Erie and has done a lot of positive things in developing many of the Avalanche prospects.
Quinn will likely be in charge of defense and the penalty kill, and he should be better than Lefebvre.
Quinn is also a more vocal guy. Having watched him on the benches at training camp, Quinn will not hesitate to get in your ear and let you know when you aren't doing your job. That is something the Joe Sacco lacks, big time.
The addition of these two solid coaches should help the Avalanche develop.