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JOE SAKIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Two AHL coaches, two NHL assistants in running for Avalanche job

Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic is under a time crunch when it comes to naming a new coach, especially with training camp less than a month away, and he has reportedly already assembled a list that has some interesting candidates. Sakic has said that he would assemble his list of candidates quickly and start the process as soon as possible, and it appears he has stuck to his word...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Avalanche GM Sakic ‘definitely caught off-guard’ by Roy’s resignation

Few would have expected Patrick Roy to resign from his post as coach and vice president of hockey operations with the Avalanche, and you can count Colorado GM Joe Sakic among those who didn’t see the move coming. It’d be hard to blame Sakic for not seeing it coming, either. After a second unsuccessful consecutive season missing the post-season and two straight years of taking...
Via The Hockey News
11 days ago

Roy’s resignation a blessing in disguise for Avalanche

In an unexpected move, Patrick Roy announced his resignation as head coach and VP of hockey operations of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. In a statement, Roy basically admitted he didn’t have enough power over roster control, which forced his resignation. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Colorado Avalanche coach

In a stunning mid-August shake-up, Patrick Roy has stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, citing disagreements with the organization.Roy made the announcement Thursday through a public relations agency, two months before the start of the NHL regular season."I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might...
Via Associated Press
12 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 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...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  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
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