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What Should Joe Sakic do to Get Avalanche Over the Hump?

The Colorado Avalanche went from seemingly unstoppable to dropping four straight to the Vegas Golden Knights and bowing out in Round 2. What should GM Joe Sakic do to get his team over the hump?. THE HOCKEY NEWS MAGAZINE. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to get the best features...

Kiszla vs. Chambers: Nathan MacKinnon or Joe Sakic: Who is better?

Kiz: We’ve waited a long time in Colorado for another chance to drink from the Stanley Cup. The current Avalanche team, led by center Nathan MacKinnon, evokes memories of Joe Sakic and the franchise’s glory days. Are the comparisons fair? Let’s start here: Is MacKinnon a better player than Sakic ever was?

State of the Avalanche: GM Joe Sakic talks acquisitions, Cup expectations

Like it or not, as of 1 p.m. MST Monday, this is the Colorado Avalanche roster that will be expected—and is expected—to compete for the Stanley Cup in the coming months. With the NHL trade deadline passing Monday afternoon, no more trades may be executed this season, and the only NHL roster changes that will take place are the transactions between the AHL, the taxi squad and the respective NHL club.

Joe Sakic faces a tough situation amidst a slew of Avalanche injuries

Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic has quickly cemented himself among the best GMs in the league. He navigated a historic trade that sent Matt Duchene for an ever-growing list of talent to include Sam Girard. He drafted guys like Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar, and Bowen Bryam. When the Avalanche needed a strong centerman, Sakic leveraged a surplus of young and talented defensemen to land Nazem Kadri, effectively revitalizing his career.

Erik Johnson put on LTIR; Does this mean Joe Sakic is about to shop for another goalie?

So, Erik Johnson was put on the Long Term Injured Reserve list today by the Avalanche. Essentially, this means that the Avs have his cap hit taken off the books for as long as he’s out this season. If he comes back, though, the Avs would have to take all his cap hit back and cut elsewhere – if they were to go over the cap.
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Colorado Avalanche’s next man up mentality testament to job done by Joe Sakic

Colorado Avalanche continue to march on and that is testament to General Manager Joe Sakic. We’ve been here before, haven’t we? The Colorado Avalanche seem the most snakebitten team in the NHL when it comes to injuries and, having had to battle through their fair share last season, they are already having to adopt the next man up mentality in the opening weeks of the 2020-21 season.

Joe Sakic: ‘We expect to win the Cup’

On what is the final day of the Avs training camp and the eve of the 2021 season opener, general manager Joe Sakic took some time to address the media ahead of Wednesday’s season opener against the St. Louis Blues. Sakic began with a short statement, which he announced the...
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Joe Sakic Is the Avalanche’s All-Time Best Gift

The Colorado Avalanche has been a long storied franchise going back to the Quebec Nordique days. They have seen plenty of Hall of Fame-caliber players don their sweaters throughout the years. But, there is one player that stands out far and above the rest and has contributed to the team’s success both on and off the ice.