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04-16-2013, 04:46 PM
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From Elliotte Friedman in his column today:

12. Woody Paige wrote a column in The Denver Post asking for Joe Sakic to take over the Avalanche in the same manner that John Elway now runs the NFL Broncos. The timing of Paige's column was interesting (and probably not coincidental), because that gossip is making its way around the NHL.

13. I'm careful with Colorado, because the Avalanche operate very secretly. It's hard to say what this organization is going to do. I do believe Sakic's been asked before to take an increased role, but decided he wasn't ready. There were two reasons: he wants to make sure he's fully prepared and wants to be an involved father to his three children.

14. Sakic did attend at least one major Board of Governors meeting during the lockout, which led to speculation he's considering more responsibility. If you look at Elway's job with the Broncos, he's not the day-to-day general manager. He oversees the "big picture," like convincing Peyton Manning to go there. Sakic's children are teenagers now. Can he balance family with the "Elway role?" That's the key.

If they are going to make him GM, he needs to be all in. He needs to be there everyday handling the day-to-day stuff. Otherwise just get rid of Lacroix and let Sakic oversee the big picture as the president of the team.

Sakic and Roy combo like some of us have been talking about for a while now?

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