The Colorado Avalanche have fired coach Tony Granato in a sweeping move that also resulted in the firings of five others in the organization.
Granato was dismissed Wednesday.
The Avalanche also fired assistant coaches Jacques Cloutier and Dave Barr, goaltending coach Jeff Hackett, assistant to the general manager Michel Goulet and video coordinator P.J. DeLuca.
It was the second major offseason move made by the team after their worst finish since moving to town in 1995. Colorado also let go of general manager Francois Giguere in April.
The team is expected to make an announcement on a new management structure later Wednesday.
Granato's job appeared to be in jeopardy when the team courted Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy to be their coach. Roy turned them down.