Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sylvain Lefebvre: 9 Autographed Items (Part 3)

(continued from the previous post)

After his career ended, he went back into the Colorado Avalanche organization, starting as an assistant coach with their AHL affiliate Lake Erie Monsters, then following head coach Joe Sacco to the main club.

The Montréal Canadiens brought him back into the fold themselves prior to the 2012-13 season, to be the head coach of their AHL team, the Hamilton Bulldogs. I had my doubts at first, seeing a rookie coach entrusted with a full half roster of rookie AHLers, and while the team's closer to the bottom than the top of the standings, every single player called up by the Habs has had a significant opportunity to contribute - and the NHL team is in the top-3, proving their farm team is concentrating more on teaching (be it the team's system, perfecting player development, or developing the players into mature adults) than merely winning games.

I sent Sylvain Lefebvre the items care of the Bulldogs. Here are the (bonus) index cards:

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