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JOE SAKIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Avalanche to use San Antonio as top AHL affiliate

  The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season. General manager Joe Sakic announced Friday that Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate will switch from the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland to the San Antonio Rampage. The Monsters have been Colorado's AHL partner since 2007-08. The agreement is for the next five seasons, the...
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Avalanche to use San Antonio as top minor league team

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche will use San Antonio as their top minor league team beginning next season. General manager Joe Sakic announced Friday that Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate will switch from the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland to the San Antonio Rampage. The Monsters have been Colorado's AHL partner since 2007-08. The agreement is for the next five seasons...
Via AP on Fox
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Avs miss playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons

DENVER (AP) Patrick Roy's beard, spotted with copious amounts of gray, is in full playoff mode. That's unlike his team as the Colorado Avalanche missed the postseason for a fourth time in five seasons. A year ago, the Avs were the buzz of the NHL with a young, fast squad and one of the top goaltenders in the league. They tied a franchise record with 52 wins and captured the Central...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sakic officially named the GM

To prevent further confusion in their front office, the Colorado Avalanche made changes to the titles of some of their prominent personnel in the offseason. On their website, the team officially named Joe Sakic their general manager – a role that he already held in all but name. Sakic will also continue to hold the titles of vice-president of hockey operations and alternate governor...
Via Mile High Sports
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights from Joe Sakic conference call

Colorado Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic addressed the media via conference call on Wednesday regarding recent moves by the club both through trade and free agent signings. Below is the audio of the call as well as select quotes and statements. Colorado signs veteran Iginla, extends Holden [View the story "Joe Sakic conference call" on Storify]...
Via Mile High Sports
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov finally the goalie of Colorado’s future

When Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy took charge of the marooned Colorado Avalanche franchise, the were immediate questions about the role of Semyon Varlamov in the plans of the two local legends. Varlamov cost a the club a lot—first and second round picks—to acquire in the trade with the Washington Capitals and he wanted one thing: to be the starting goaltender. Washington couldn’t...
Via Mile High Sports
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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