Sakic is Back, Hockey Exists One More Year

The Colorado Avalanche have just announced that Joe Sakic is returning for his 20th season. From the Colorado Avalanche:

“I am happy to announce the signing of Joe Sakic to a one-year contract,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere. “Our entire organization is very excited to have Joe back for another season. As the only captain of the Avalanche, his record of achievement speaks for itself. Having him return is great for our franchise and community, but also for the game of hockey.”

“Ultimately it came down to the fact that I still enjoy playing and competing,” said Sakic. “I’m comfortable with my conditioning and my overall health. I’m ready for the start of camp and am looking forward to the upcoming season.”

I haven’t heard a dollar figure, but I’m sure it is up there. Not that I mind, of course. Super Joe can have all the money left in the cap space, and it still would seem like a bargain.

I guess this is why Joe said he would be answering any questions the media have for him at his press conference before his charity golf tournament.

The Avs are back baby, yeah.

Update: Dater says $6 million. Good enough for me. That leaves $4.6 million of cap space, according to nhlnumbers.com, who are still keeping it real.

iPhone Test

Yes, I am moving away from the “famous” Treo, and am dealing with the iPhone. Not all is flawless, so I have to give this thing a tear. Sorry to annoy you.

To make up for it, I give you a picture I love. Enjoy.