Well this is surprising

According to a story on TSN.ca, Pierre Lacroix has stepped down as GM of the Colorado Avalanche but will stay on as team President.

Lacroix has been one of the most accomplished executives in the NHL over the last 10 years. It's impossible to say where the Avs would be without him but I feel safe in suggesting they wouldn't be as successful. The number of smart, crafty, well timed moves Lacroix has made are too many to list. His hosing of the Canadiens for Patrick Roy has to up there.

Avs fans should take solice in the fact this hopefully means no more ex-Lacroix clients being signed only to be disasters in the playoffs (yes, I'm talking about you and you)