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06-26-2012, 01:44 PM
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Sakic to the HOF

No threads on the greatest player in franchise history going to the Hall of Fame? Shame shame... j/k

I hated the Avs team in the late 90s, when you guys rolled off like 50 straight wins against the Nucks and use us generally as punching bags. But over time, the Avs became my second favorite team thanks to the classiest opposing player ever, Joe Sakic (or Burnaby Joe as we like to call him). The wrist shot is the stuff of legends, like quicksilver, a graceful and lethal explosion of force, and who can forget 18 goals en route to winning it all plus the Conn Smythe. Hope you guys get better so we can renew the rivalry.

I cannot wait to see his name announced later today. Please reminisce away Av fans.

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I'm really happy for him, he's going to be the third person of Croatian heritage in the Hockey Hall of Fame after Frank Mahovlich and Joseph Cattarinich.

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Joe Sakic to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame! He will be officially inducted on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in Toronto.

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No brainer.

Congrats to Joe!

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It would have been a crime if he was left out this year. Good to see Bure get in as well.

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Sakic 2012 HHOF Inductee

2012 Hall inductees: Sundin, Sakic, Oates, Bure


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Joe Sakic became a legend in hockey by winning everything he could have possibly won during his 20-year NHL career. In November, he'll take his rightful place among his fellow legends in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 18-member selection committee voted for Sakic and fellow first-time eligible candidate Mats Sundin along with holdovers Pavel Bure and Adam Oates to make up the Class of 2012, which will be inducted on Nov. 12 in Toronto.

Brendan Shanahan, who was considered by many to be a favorite to induction in his first year of eligibility due to his 656 career goals, will instead have to wait at least another year. As will Jeremy Roenick, Curtis Joseph, Eric Lindros, Dave Andreychuk, Phil Housley and a number of other Hall hopefuls.

Sakic was considered a shoo-in in his first year of eligibility after putting up 625 goals and 1,016 assists for 1,641 points during 20 NHL seasons all with the Quebec/Colorado franchise. He won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001. In 1996 he was also awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy and in 2001 he won the Hart Trophy. He owns every important offensive record in the Quebec/Colorado franchise.

Mats Sundin put up 1,349 points in 1,346 games during 18 NHL seasons, including 13 in Toronto. (Photo: Getty Images)Sakic also won an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. He had seven points in six games during that tournament.

Sundin wasn't considered to be a lock in his first year eligible for the Hall, but the ex-Maple Leafs captain got in because he put up 1,349 points in 1,346 games during 18 NHL seasons, including 13 in Toronto. Sundin never won the Stanley Cup, but he did captain Team Sweden to an Olympic gold medal in 2006. He scored 564 goals and 785 assists in his career, including 420 goals and 567 assists for 967 points as a Maple Leaf.

Sundin holds the Toronto franchise records for most points, goals, power-play goals, shorthanded goals, game-winning goals and overtime goals.

Bure, who retired after the 2002-03 season due to chronic knee injuries, registered 437 goals and 779 points over 702 games in 12 NHL seasons played with Vancouver, Florida and the Rangers. He never won the Stanley Cup, but he did reach Game 7 of the Cup Final with the Canucks in 1994. Bure averaged 36.7 goals per season. He scored 60 twice and also had seasons with 58 and 59 goals.

Bure was the League's Calder Trophy winner in 1993.

Oates, whose memorable day started when he was named the head coach of the Washington Capitals, is known as one of the greatest passers in League history. He also never won the Stanley Cup, but he dished out 1,079 assists and added 341 goals for 1,420 points over 1,337 career games played with Detroit, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Anaheim and Edmonton.

Oates teamed with Hall of Fame member Brett Hull in St. Louis to form one of the most lethal combinations in the game, but his best season came as a Bruin in 1992-93, when he had 45 goals and 97 assists for 142 points. All were career highs. He added 80 assists and 112 points in 1993-94. Even at 39 years old, Oates was still dishing it out. He led the NHL with 64 assists in 2000-01.
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Sakic won two Stanley Cups and finished his career with 625 goals and 1,016 assists in 1,378 NHL games. He started his NHL career in 1988 with the Quebec Nordiques, moving with the team to Colorado in 1995.

Sakic's trophy case includes the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year Award (1988), Conn Smythe Trophy (1996), Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2001), Lester B. Pearson Award (2001) and Hart Memorial Trophy (2001).

Sakic, who played in a dozen NHL all-star games, won the world junior championships, world championships, World Cup and Olympics in addition to the Stanley Cup.


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YEEAH!!! That's our captain!!!

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I hear he's going into the hall as a Canuck.

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No brainer.

Congrats to Joe!
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It would have been a crime if he was left out this year.
He was a first ballot guy the moment he retired.

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I personally think Shanahan > Sundin and Bure.

Oh well, happy Sakic got in.

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Always gonna love ya Burnaby Joe.

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I hear he's going into the hall as a Canuck.
I hope you mean Bure, I won't mind Sakic though

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Super Joe Sakic.

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I personally think Shanahan > Sundin and Bure.

Oh well, happy Sakic got in.
Same here. I thought Shanahan would be ahead of those two.

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I called all four. People focus too much on NHL accomplishments. It's called the Hockey Hall of Fame, not the NHL Hall of Fame. Bure and Sundin were both much more impressive internationally than Shanny. Plus, Bure had more skill and Sundin played on worse teams, yet has the same amount of career points (in less seasons).

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I called all four. People focus too much on NHL accomplishments. It's called the Hockey Hall of Fame, not the NHL Hall of Fame. Bure and Sundin were both much more impressive internationally than Shanny. Plus, Bure had more skill and Sundin played on worse teams, yet has the same amount of career points (in less seasons).
Seeing Sundin go in first ballot gives me much more confidence now that Foppa is going in first ballot for sure.

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I called all four. People focus too much on NHL accomplishments. It's called the Hockey Hall of Fame, not the NHL Hall of Fame. Bure and Sundin were both much more impressive internationally than Shanny. Plus, Bure had more skill and Sundin played on worse teams, yet has the same amount of career points (in less seasons).
Agreed. It was a travesty that Bure got denied time and time again and Sundin is a better player than Shanahan.

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Just heard Eric Dehatschek on FAN960 talking about Sakic. You could tell what a treat watching Sakic was for him, and how much he respected him. Anyways short story that he told that I found interesting.

After the Stanley Cup win in 2001 most of the media were talking about Roy stealing the show again. Bourque finally geting his cup. And Tanguay scoring the 2 goals in the final game. Dehatschek was in the dressing room, back when the media was allowed in. He said that Hejduk's father, who coached hockey, was in the dressing room. He said Hejduk's dad went over to Sakic and told him he was the greatest hockey player he has ever seen.

I miss you Super Joe.

Great Hall of Famer, in every sense of the word.

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Congrats Super Joe!

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A leg should not bend like that. Mine certainly do not.

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I'll never forget watching him score his 500th goal in Vancouver. The day he retired was the worst day for me as a fan of the Avalanche.



''There goes my hero'' is a fantastic song choice for the video above.

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Not shocked at all. amazing career. Best Av ever

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Joe Sakic is not just a hockey player to me. For me he is a hero and my role model. I often try to model myself after Mr.Sakic in whatever I do. So congratulations on a much deserved spot in the HHOF Mr.Sakic.

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Joe Sakic is not just a hockey player to me. For me he is a hero and my role model. I often try to model myself after Mr.Sakic in whatever I do. So congratulations on a much deserved spot in the HHOF Mr.Sakic.
heh heh well if he's your role model you better stay away from...


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