With big decisions looming, Sakic should take heed of Toronto Maple Leafs’ example

You see Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie in the news a lot lately, and not because of what they’re doing on the ice. As the Avalanche inch towards the NHL Trade Deadline, the vultures are circling closer and closer in hopes of snagging one of the Avalanche’s top young talents, all of whom are signed to contract beyond this season. And with good reason. It’s...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago

Colorado Avalanche’s youth movement could begin around March 1

General manager Joe Sakic has made it clear to The Denver Post that the Avalanche’s rebuilding project will be geared toward youth. Signed prospects such as Chris Bigras, J.T. Compher and A.J. Greer — each playing in their entry-level contracts for San Antonio of the American Hockey League — will be expected to vie for an opening-night roster spot next season. If that’s the...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic continues to listen to offers as trade deadline approaches

BUFFALO — As Joe Sakic spoke during Avalanche practice in the KeyBank Center Wednesday afternoon, two weeks remained until the NHL trading deadline. The Avalanche general manager predictably was coy about what he might do in the next two weeks, but also made it clear that the one certainty is that he will continue to listen — and, especially with Colorado having a dreadful season...
Via The Denver Post
8 days ago

As rumors continue to swirl, Avalanche GM Joe Sakic spotted in Boston

It’s a rumor that just will not go away. The Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche remain connected on the trade front. On Sunday, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic was caught chatting up his counterpart in Boston Don Sweeney during the Bruins/Canadiens game. Avs assistant GM Chris MacFarland and amateur scout Neil Shea were also in attendance. The Boston Globe published a report...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago

The Avalanche traded Cody McLeod as a favor to him

The Colorado Avalanche recently traded Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Felix Girard. The trade, one which will likely be the first of many involving the Avs, was the first move by a team which desperately needs to rebuild and get younger. Aside from the obvious need to rebuild, the Avalanche also said they dealt McLeod as a favor to the 10-year veteran. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 14, 2017  |  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

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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