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Avs hire Giguere as team's general manager

Updated: May 24, 2006, 7:57 PM ET
Assoicated Press

DENVER -- Exactly 12 years before he was introduced as general manager of the Colorado Avalanche, Francois Giguere served as Pierre Lacroix's chauffeur on the day he was named the franchise's GM.

In quite a role reversal, Lacroix drove Giguere to and from his hotel and team headquarters Wednesday.

"The only difference is today my shirt's a little drier," Giguere said with a laugh.

Back in 1994, Lacroix was a high-powered player agent and Giguere was a baby-faced administrative ...

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