Marc Crawford coached the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup championship in only their first year playing in Colorado (1996). His .630 win percentage in the playoffs is also the highest in team history. The only other Avalanche coach to win a Stanley Cup championship is Bob Hartley, who did so in 2001. Many argue that Hartley's 2001 team was a better roster than Crawford's team, and therefore was easier to coach.
If the Colorado Avalanche assembled a team with players from every decade, who would coach it? Vote for the most winningest Colorado Avalanche coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most.
Marc Joseph John Crawford is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach with the ZSC Lions of the National League A. He was previously the head coach of four other organizations and won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche. He is also a former professional ice hockey forward who ...more
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Robert Hartley is the current head coach for the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. He coached the Colorado Avalanche from 1998–2002, a period during which he won the Stanley Cup. He also coached the Atlanta Thrashers from the 2003 up until the beginning of the 2007, when he was fired ...more
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Joel Norman Quenneville is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks professional ice hockey team. He is a former ice hockey defenseman and former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues. He is known affectionately by fans and players as "Coach Q." ...more
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Patrick Jacques Roy is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender and the current head coach and Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. He is regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. Nicknamed "Saint Patrick", Roy split his playing ...more
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