I am glad that Joe Sakic is not playing for the Avs anymore. He has a job in the front office. Fine, that is the best place for him. Just keep him off the ice.
Because I love Joe. His work ethic, his attitude, his skills, his personality. Reading the article on Paul Kariya's concussion issues made me think that all that could be lost if he continued to play in the NHL. Concussions seem to be either more frequent or more debilitating than I remember and yet the NHL continue to pussyfoot around them.
The thought of him sitting at home in a dark room, snapping at his kids, unable to co-ordinate himself properly, wearing dark glasses if he goes out and just generally struggling, is awful.
All we are, is our personality, our memories and if they get damaged, or lost, then what are we?
I am pleased that Joe got out when he did and I'm sure his family would agree