Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...

Joe Sakic says talks ongoing but no trade imminent

After the Avalanche game-morning skate in the United Center on Tuesday, Colorado center Paul Stastny patiently answered the same types of questions he has been hearing for days as the Wednesday 1 p.m. trading deadline approaches. First, Stastny — whose $33 million, five-year contract is up after this season — emphasized he hadn't spoken with his agent, Matt Keator, in the...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Sadowski: Sakic on Varlamov's new deal: He's as valuable as any NHL player

Follow @RickS7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Needless to say, Joe Sakic is quite happy...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sakic inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Former NHL star Joe Sakic was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. Sakic helped the Colorado Avalanche win two Stanley Cup titles and is now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations. He also won titles at the Winter Olympics, world hockey championship, World Cup of Hockey and world juniors. ''To play for your country, I...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sakic: Avalanche will pass on Seth Jones

Joe Sakic says Seth Jones will not be wearing an Avalanche sweater next season. Super Joe Sakic said it himself: the Colorado Avalanche will not be selecting heralded defenseman Seth Jones with the first pick in the NHL Entry Draft on Sunday. Sakic could be bluffing in his first draft calling the shots for the Avs, possibly attempting to lure other teams who fancy the three can...
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Sakic, Roy and the Avs are showing you what posturing looks like

Prev1 of 1Next It’s not everyday you see a team with the first overall pick posturing. After all, they have their pick of anybody? So what’s there to posture about? Last week, Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, told Adrian Dater of the Denver Post that they will pass on defenseman Seth Jones, the consensus top ranked prospect in...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche to pass on Seth Jones? Sakic thinks so

Joe Sakic, VP of Hockey Operations in Colorado, told the Denver Post the team wouldn’t select Seth Jones with the First overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of USA Today) Back in April, the Colorado Avalanche won the NHL Draft Lottery, which earned them the right to draft first in the 2013 NHL Draft in on the 30th of this month. With that first pick, experts and hockey...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sakic tops list for Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Former NHL star Joe Sakic and Olympic cycling medalist Alison Sydor are headed to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Sakic played 21 seasons in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche and already is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He and Sydor were joined in the athletes' category in the Canadian hall Thursday by curler Russ Howard, Paralympian Andre Viger and the...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Musick: Joe Sakic inducted into Hall of Fame

He was a hockey player, a player with a wicked wrist shot, an all star, an olympian and a leader. Now, he's a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The epilogue to the career of Joe Sakic has been written. During 20 years of professional hockey, Sakic accumulated enough accolades that were they military awards, they would outshine even the most decorated General, included among...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest Athlete Profile: Joe Sakic

NHL Hockey: Burnaby Joe Sakic Born: July 7, 1969 (age 42), Burnaby, BC, CAN Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb) Position: Centre Shot: Left Played for: Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche National team: Canada NHL Draft: 15th overall, 1987, Quebec Nordiques Playing career: 1988–2009 Burnaby Joe Joe Sakic, perhaps one of the classiest players...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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