Jay Feaster interested in Avalanche GM job
It certainly makes sense that former Lightning general manager Jay Feaster would be interested in the job that opened up in Colorado Monday when general manager Francois Giguere was fired. Feaster was president of the AHL Hershey Bears in the mid 1990s, when the team was an Avalanche affiliate and current Colorado president Pierre Lacroix was Avalanche general manager. Feaster also has said Lacroix was responsible for getting him the assistant general manager job with the Lightning in 1998 after Lacroix recommended him to then-Tampa Bay general manager and coach Jacques Demers.
"He was my main mentor in hockey and we have been close through the years," Feaster said Wednesday of Lacroix. "I have known Pierre Lacroix for a long time ... and certainly let him know of my interest in managing again in the National Hockey League and that I would truly enjoy working with him."