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JOE SAKIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

A possible defensive target for Avs in second round

The NHL 2015 Entry Draft begins June 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Colorado Avalanche holds six picks, including the No. 10 overall, and the team has its eyes set on improving the defender position; they need someone who can make an instant impact. Avs executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic told the media last week during a conference call that...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential draft targets for Avs at No. 10

With the NHL Draft approaching (June 26-27), we will find out what direction Colorado goes with the No. 10 pick. After a mightily disappointing season last year, the Avalanche are keen on making the 2015-16 season a redemption season. Leading up to the draft, coach Patrick Roy and vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic have repeatedly said that they will select the best player...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic on Ryan O’Reilly: We Want Him Signed

  This morning, the Avalanche made Executive VP/General Manager Joe Sakic and Head Coach/VP of Hockey Operations Patrick Roy available to media prior to the 2015 NHL Draft. The big story leading up to July 1st is Ryan O’Reilly. While rumours are flying left and right about where he would go and at what price, Sakic maintained that he’d prefer it if the team could lock O’Reilly...
Via BSN Denver
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sakic says he still wants to sign O'Reilly

DENVER (AP) 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 first priority...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Reilly on the trading block, per reports

Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly is officially on the trading block, according to a report by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman on Hockey Night in Canada. Joe Sakic is seeking a “significant defenseman” in exchange for the 2104 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, according to the report. O’Reilly is entering the final year of a two-year deal worth a total of $12 million...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs’ Eye Towards Europe Could Provide Insight into Draft Day Strategy

    When Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy took over the Avalanche front office, they obtained a team with some high end young talent, but with an alarming lack of organizational depth and very few prospects for the future. They also took over a team with only two players, Jan Hejda and Semyon Varlamov, who did their amateur development overseas. Thanks to some quality drafting and UFA...
Via BSN Denver
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy/Joe Sakic GM Review: Year Two

  Welcome back for the Year 2 Review of “Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy play GM!” If you missed yesterday’s breakdown, be sure to check it out here! As was the case yesterday, this breakdown features an average grade between all 6 BSN Avalanche writers. The draft is not graded because it is simply too early to accurately assess the quality of their work on draft day. One last factor...
Via BSN Denver
28 days ago  |  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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