Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tony Granato gets 100th career win

On Friday, the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1 to give Badger Tony Granato his 100th career win as an NHL head coach. Apparently Granato is the 10th American-born head coach to win 100 games. Congratulations, Tony Granato!

Unfortunately, the Avs aren't having a stellar season this year -- in Granato's 2nd go-round as head coach, the Avs are sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 28-30-1 record (although there's not much separation between the bottom 5 teams). In his 1st stint as head coach, Granato had a 32-11-4 coaching record in 2002-03 (after replacing Bob Hartley mid-season) and a 40-22-13 coaching record in 2003-04.