View Full Version : The official thank you Joe Sakic thread

John Biello
07-09-2009, 07:14 PM
Today i feel the same sadness (sports man pain) that i first felt 10 years ago when Dan retired. The game of hockey is losing a great one. 20 years with the same organization, one of the best leaders and clutch players to ever play the game. You know your a special human being when you play for the Avalanche and even red wings fans don't have anything bad to say about you. the best wrist shot i have ever see, i'm going to miss watching him play. i will always remember joe passing the cup to ray bourque like a hot potato, the most unselfish act i have seen in professional sports...i leave you with some of notable career statistics.
625 goals
1016 assists
1378 games played
8 gwg in overtime of the playoffs (most all time)
2 time stanley cup winner in 96 and 01
mvp in 2001
1996 playoff conn smythe playoff mvp
gold medal in 2002 with canada
and 13 nhl all star games

07-11-2009, 02:14 AM
Great player, he'll be missed.

07-11-2009, 12:58 PM
Next stop - HOF.

07-13-2009, 01:02 AM
Sakic and the Nordiques were some of my first hockey memories..
Then the Panthers came along and i could actually go to hockey games..
I stopped liking the Avs when they beatup the Panthers in 96.
Sakic Roy and Forsberg is nasty.

07-19-2009, 10:49 PM
even though i'm a die hard habs fan and therefore hated the nordiques, I've got to give props to one of the most underrated hockey players of all time

FYI , i now live in quebec city and there's major talks around here about retiring his number at the pepsi colloseum ...