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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Joe Sakic Signs with the Avalanche

Holy out-of-the-blue, Batman! Joe Sakic has signed on with the Avalanche for one more year. Thanks to Sully for the tip in the comments of my previous Sakic post.

Honestly, I thought the press conference Sakic had scheduled for tomorrow would be uneventful. Maybe I was getting apathetic about the whole "Will he or won't he?" angle. Or maybe I'm in that weird limbo phase of being disappointed about summer coming to a close but excited about hockey coming back causing my emotions to neutralize.

But it turns out I was dead wrong and couldn't be happier. And with a price tag of $6M, I bet Francois Giguere is whistling zippety-do-da all day long today. I'll take Sakic for $6M over Sundin for $10M any day of the week, twice on Friday and three times on Canada day.

At a cap hit hovering in the $50M area ($46M according to, $50M according to and $52M according to DD), the Avalanche have left themselves with plenty of wiggle room. Sources tell me Gomez is on the block but I hear he's going to Phoenix straight up for Kurt Sauer.

And can you believe he signed with the Avalanche? Man, I know Vancouver was in the running until the very end and so were the Rangers but he pulled a 360 and went back to the Avs. Shocking.

I wonder where all the prognosticators will put the Avalanche in their pre-preseason rankings now. Actually, I don't care.

Oh, happy day! Let's celebrate with some Ren & Stimpy.

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Jibblescribbits said...

Ren And Stimpy.... an excellent choice sir.

Shane Giroux said...

Thanks man. Any chance you can dig up a relic like that from the past, you take it.

I'm still trying to figure out how to work Beavis and Butthead's "Cornholio" episode into a post...

Jibblescribbits said...

When in doubt... Phaneuf.. i.e Phaneuf & Regehr = Beevis and Butthead

Jay Veaner said...

If we ever all get to meet up at an Avs game I'm suggesting we grind our butts on each other much like our good friends Ren and Stimpy. That would be very appropriate. Joe Sakic makes people do wierd stuff sometimes...

And Phaneuf definitely needs some TP for his bunghole. Don't worry Shane, you'll find a good use for Beavis and Butthead sometime soon. Maybe Cornholio's "Are you threatening me?" line would work as well. Just a thought.

Looking forward to some great conversation during the Avs roundtable. Should be fun!

Shane Giroux said...

Good to hear from you again, Jay. Yes, I think the "Are you threatening me?" will fit in nicely at some point. I'm going to say Cody McLeod looks the most like Beavis so I'll use it next time he flips his lid on someone ;)

The roundtable should be good this year, especially since we're spreading it out.

Jay Veaner said...

Maybe you can get a perfect snapshot as he's fighting with his jersey pulled over the top of his head. I can see it now.

And, like you, I'm really looking forward to the roundtable. I like the idea of spreading it out. I'm sure (or at least I really do hope) that there will be plenty of things to talk about during the season. It sounds like none of us are ever really at a loss for words anyways, that's why we do what we do.

Take care man. Talk to you again soon.

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