Only one thing would have made Sunday's firing of Avalanche coach Joe Sacco an injustice. That's if ownership and management implied: "You wanted us to do something, and we did. We identified the problem, and fired him." A little later, the Avalanche also confirmed that vice president of hockey operations Eric Lacroix — the son of team president Pierre Lacroix — also has left the organization. That's an interesting, even intriguing development, but doesn't dramatically change the realities.