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Joe Sakic tells Matt Duchene trade rumors “came out of right field”

Despite persistent rumors, Matt Duchene wants to be part of the Colorado Avalanche’s future. The forward has been plagued by trade rumors this week, after it was reported head coach Patrick Roy wasn’t a fan of the Hamilton, Ontario, native. “It’s part of hockey. I’m not thinking about it too much,” Duchene told Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. “I’m an Av today...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic defends Patrick Roy: Blame is on the players

I’ve outlined the Colorado Avalanche’s struggles under Patrick Roy, which has continued throughout this season as the club has floundered to a 3-7-1 start. The team has gotten progressively worse under Roy’s reign, which you’d think would put him on the hot seat, but Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic says his job is safe. Roy is not on...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Competing for the a playoff spot is Colorado’s first goal

The Colorado Avalanche open their season tomorrow against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. Exceptions for the Avalanche this season are mixed. Fans believe Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have made the necessary moves to compete for the division title, hockey experts do not. Josh Kroenke joined Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg of Afternoon Drive and stressed a ‘crawl before you walk’...
Via Mile High Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Colorado Avalanche’s five biggest offseason moves

Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche had a busy offseason. After crashing to the basement of the Central Division there was work to be done. Sakic and Company needed to prepare to make a top ten pick, rework a defense that was glaring bad at times and figure out how to solve the Ryan O’Reilly situation. Now, here we sit the day of Colorado’s first preseason game – O’Reilly...
Via Mile High Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy birthday Super Joe, how’d you like some apples?

Today is Joe Sakic’s 46th birthday and to commemorate we thought it best to relive what many Avalanche fans believe to be one of the greatest sequences in hockey history. Sure, Super Joe had many classic moments over the years, but our favorites was when he “scored a goal and then he beat up Doug Gilmour.” Gilmour first initiated the exchange by placing Sakic in a friendly...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic Still Wants To Sign Forward Ryan O’Reilly

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He praised O’Reilly, saying: “I like Ryan a lot. He is a very valuable player. He’s part of our core and yeah, my...
June 20, 2015  |  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

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...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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