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Joe Sakic hoping for management position with Avalanche

Jun 18, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

Adrian Dater
of the Denver Pos
t is reporting that Joe Sakic is hoping to break
into the NHL front office business, and is looking to do so with the
Colorado Avalanche.

can’t just jump in and start at the
top. I would go in knowing I’d have to learn all parts of the business
for a few years,” said Sakic, the Avs’ all-time leading scorer who
retired last summer.

Dater says that the team will
look to discuss the possibility of Sakic joining the Avs in some
capacity after the NHL draft. There are some openings in the front
office, and it’s always a good move to have a former franchise great
take a place in the management side of the team.

However, Sakic
says that he’s not looking to move up to become a coach as he’s not a
big fan of spending all that time away from his family. Sakic knows he
can’t expect to get a top position right away and is willing to work his
way up in the front office.

  1. PolegoJim - Jun 19, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    TERRIBLE prospect for front office and operations with the Avs. Maybe for a team with solid leadership and current positioning like the Flyers, Pens, etc…. not the Avs
    Kudos to you Joe on your hockey playing ability. Great player.
    Judge of character, talent, leadership for the already weakened Avs? I don’t think so. Joe’s leadership as Captain and presence in the lockerroom was at best weak and nondescript. Lead by example is only HALF the equation. The Avs need specific and energetic leadership at all levels right now.

  2. Mr Glen - Jun 19, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    PolegoJim with only due time will we find out how Joe will benefit the Avs they could greatly use his service maybe not now but definitely down the road.. He’s not the best to lead a bunch of egomaniacs (Turin 2006) only a group of people who want to win (Colorado Avalanche 1996 & 2001)!!!

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