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JOE SAKIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the surprise of no one

It’s been a while since anyone really considered Greg Sherman as the true general manager of the Colorado Avalanche. Since Joe Sakic came on as the president of hockey operations in May of 2013, he’s run the player personnel show along with head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy, leaving Sherman the […] The post Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the...
Via Two Pad Stack
2 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last season, which was always a bit awkward because he did not make the final call on hockey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Sakic On The Retirement Of Jean-Sebastien Giguere

DENVER – Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. "On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche, I would like to congratulate Jean-Sebastien on an outstanding hockey career.  His achievements speak for themselves, from winning the Stanley Cup to winning...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 21, 2014  |  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
July 23, 2014  |  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
July 04, 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...
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...
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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