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titan
07-07-2009, 01:49 PM
According to 9news:

http://is.gd/1qhyN

Joe Sakic, the long-time center and captain of the Colorado Avalanche, will announce his retirement on Thursday, 9NEWS has learned.

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One of the greatest Denver pro sports athletes ever - thanks Joe for the memories.

gyldenlove
07-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Another legend hangs em up, happy trails Joe.

24champ
07-07-2009, 01:59 PM
I met Joe Sakic and his wife on several occasions. Great guy, wish him nothing but the best in the future.

OrangeRising
07-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Oh, well damn. I've been over to see the Avs play the Blue-Jackets in Columbus, but I've never been able to see them in Denver. I was just off the college when the Avs matched that top-heavy contract from the Rangers way back when.

He'll be missed at many levels.

summerdenver
07-07-2009, 02:01 PM
Great player and from what I heard super person. Do we have colorado hall of fame? He deserves to be in there.

Rohirrim
07-07-2009, 02:03 PM
He personified what it meant to be a captain. Total class act.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Oh, well damn. I've been over to see the Avs play the Blue-Jackets in Columbus, but I've never been able to see them in Denver. I was just off the college when the Avs matched that top-heavy contract from the Rangers way back when.

He'll be missed at many levels.

Remember how that contract was somehow connected to the opening week gross of Air Force One? What were the details of that again?

crush17
07-07-2009, 02:11 PM
Say it aint so Joe!!
I thought he'd come back for at least one more year considering how crappy last season was for him... Dang... that's pretty saddening.

Thanks for all the memories!!

Kid A
07-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Definition of a franchise player. He might not have played a lot last year, but it's still going to be hard to recognize the Avs without #19 out there. Thanks for the memories and class Joe.

Man-Goblin
07-07-2009, 03:16 PM
It's time. And it makes me sad that we won't see him play again (unless he stays in shape for the Olympics). He was always was my favorite player and one of the classiest guys to ever play.

Which is probably why this is one of my most memorable moments ever...

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Smiling Assassin27
07-07-2009, 03:21 PM
It's time. And it makes me sad that we won't see him play again (unless he stays in shape for the Olympics). He was always was my favorite player and one of the classiest guys to ever play.

Which is probably why this is one of my most memorable moments ever...

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That announcer must be executed.

bronco militia
07-07-2009, 03:24 PM
thanks for the memories, super joe!

you knew this was coming when Rhino agreed to the trade

Smiling Assassin27
07-07-2009, 03:25 PM
If this is true, tip of the cap to Joe Sakic. He played the game with style, grace, and passion. Next stop, Hall of Fame.

UberBroncoMan
07-07-2009, 03:26 PM
This makes Milan Hejduk the new face of the franchise...

Sakic is like the John Elway of the Avalanche btw. With Forsberg and Roy also gone, the old days are officially dead.

Kaylore
07-07-2009, 04:15 PM
It's time, though sad. I remember thinking how cool he was in high school. I feel so old now.

Hogan11
07-07-2009, 05:00 PM
The last of the Nordiques finally rides off into the sunset

titan
07-07-2009, 05:09 PM
The last of the Nordiques finally rides off into the sunset

Still have Adam Foote (though he left the Avs and came back). But yeah the great talent base the Nordiques gave this city is all but gone.

montrose
07-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Do we have colorado hall of fame? He deserves to be in there.

Yes, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame is located at Invesco Field. Sakic's a shoe-in.

http://www.coloradosports.org/

Muddled
07-07-2009, 05:53 PM
I'm running out of active sports idols :-(.

Joe Sakic just might be my all time fav, any sport, such an amazing combo of skill, determination, leadership and class

Killericon
07-07-2009, 08:11 PM
He'll be greatly missed.

http://images.beijing2008.cn/20070505/Img214050831.jpg

Rabb
07-07-2009, 08:17 PM
This makes Milan Hejduk the new face of the franchise...

Sakic is like the John Elway of the Avalanche btw. With Forsberg and Roy also gone, the old days are officially dead.

I was telling my buddy that same thing, this is as sad to me as Elway leaving because Joe meant that much to the squad

he will be missed, on the ice and in the locker room

BroncoDoug
07-07-2009, 10:49 PM
One of the all time Denver Greats, and NHL greats. Thanks for everything Super Joe!

Dudeskey
07-07-2009, 11:37 PM
Sad to see him go, but we all know these guys can't play forever. Thanks, Joe for the great memories.

24champ
07-08-2009, 12:32 AM
Which is probably why this is one of my most memorable moments ever...

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Gilmour was the biggest piece of ****. I really hated that guy, really hated him in the WCF when the Kings played the Leafs.

footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 12:39 AM
End of an era...loved watching him and yes he was a class act. I hope he stays around Denver.

Man-Goblin
07-08-2009, 01:27 AM
That announcer must be executed.

I always thought he was pretty damn entertaining...

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He's a radio guy so during fights you gotta call it as you see it. Plus, he's probably pretty high up and trying to call the intricacies of a fight has to be pretty tough. Especially in Detroit (since ya know, the Red Wings never had any interest in fighting on the road). I think they have the play by play guys up in the rafters up there.

The Moops
07-08-2009, 05:07 AM
Favorite hockey player ever . . . with Bobby Clarke a close second

Dukes
07-08-2009, 06:46 AM
Sad to see him go. I have a hunch he stays in the organization in some capacity, I hope so at least. If anyone see's him out on the golf course, don't bet him. His handicap is only 1 or 2.

Cmac821
07-08-2009, 11:09 AM
That announcer must be executed.

He must have trained Joe Rogan

gyldenlove
07-08-2009, 11:15 AM
Holy crap, imagine that guy must have trained at Barrett Jacksons car auctions.

bronco militia
07-08-2009, 12:01 PM
Mike Haynes executed?

another classy post from a redwings fan

Mountain Bronco
07-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Say it aint so Joe!!
I thought he'd come back for at least one more year considering how crappy last season was for him... Dang... that's pretty saddening.

Thanks for all the memories!!

It is going to be another crappy season for the Avs, so why would he want to come back to that?

I will miss Joe though, what a great guy on top of everything else.

BroncoBuff
07-08-2009, 01:17 PM
I recall at one point he was simultaneously all of the following:

Stanley Cup champion
Captain of Stanley Cup champions
NHL Conn Smyth Trophy, league MVP
Olympic Gold medalist in hockey
Co-captain of Gold Medal team
MVP of the Olympic hockey tournament

Kid A
07-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Personally, this might be the goal of his I'll never forget. Just the way Brodeur can't figure out how the hell that went in is classic.

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maher_tyler
07-08-2009, 06:48 PM
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summerdenver
07-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Heads up. Sakic retirement press conference on NHL TV now.

maher_tyler
07-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Heads up. Sakic retirement press conference on NHL TV now.

To bad i'm at work!!

maher_tyler
07-09-2009, 10:25 PM
Nothing even about it on the ESPN home page...unbelieveable...had to click the NHL tab to read anything about it...**** you ESPN!!

Anyway, here's a link...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4316661