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JOE SAKIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sakic says there was 'never any animosity' between Avs and O'Reilly

“There was never any animosity between us this whole time. Any of the perceived animosity came from the outside.” That was Joe Sakic today, to the Denver Post, after the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding a potentially nasty arbitration hearing in the process. Sakic, Colorado’s executive VP of hockey ops, also said the Avs want...
Via Hockey Fan Land
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avs ‘confident’ they’ll reach deal with Barrie, says Sakic

With the Ryan O’Reilly contract saga over, Colorado will now turn its attention to another key unsigned RFA — Tyson Barrie. Though to hear executive VP of hockey ops Joe Sakic explain it, Barrie’s negotiations should be smoother than O’Reilly’s. “I’m very confident we’ll get something done with Tyson,” Sakic said on Wednesday, per the Denver Post. Barrie, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sakic says there was ‘never any animosity’ between Avs and O’Reilly

“There was never any animosity between us this whole time. Any of the perceived animosity came from the outside.” That was Joe Sakic today, to the Denver Post, after the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding a potentially nasty arbitration hearing in the process. Sakic, Colorado’s executive VP of hockey ops, also said the Avs want...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche won't repeat the Paul Stastny situation

Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have learned their lesson. I'm convinced they never again will allow a coveted player to remain with the team beyond the trading deadline if he can be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. They did that with Paul Stastny ... and they got burned. It's very clear — and this will affect Ryan O'Reilly, among others, moving forward — that Sakic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche executive Joe Sakic shifts attention to Ryan O'Reilly deal

Is there still hope the Avalanche can sign Ryan O'Reilly to a long-term contract and he won't go to arbitration? While it seems unlikely, based on the history between the sides, that remains the goal of Joe Sakic, the Avs' executive vice president of hockey operations. "We're going to focus on getting Ryan signed," Sakic said. "We want Ryan to be here...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Mile High Sports
22 days ago  |  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

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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