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Joe Sakic Retirement Press Conference Thread


This will be the live thread for Joe Sakic's press conference, 1 MT / 3 Eastern.

Where to watch:

For those in the Denver area, Altitude will be showing the conference live:

Altitude will televise the Avalanche Press Conference for Joe Sakic on Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. live.    Kyle Keefe will host the event, with Peter McNab and Norm Jones at the desk and Mike Haynes conducting interviews.


The also will be replaying it at 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 12:00 am and on Friday at 7:00 am (all Mountain Time). has a note up that they will be streaming the altitude feed on their site, although I believe that feed will be just viewable to Canadian viewers (please correct me if I'm wrong). is also going to be streaming the presser. I'll update that link with a direct link to the stream as soon as it's available. [Update: Live Link]

Also, Adrian Dater is tweeting the event (something new for him)

I believe it is also on the NHL Network, but can't confirm that. [Update: it is on NHL Network and also apparently]. Additionally, NHLN will also be replaying the press conference like crazy, and is also throwing a bunch of Sakic related programming up this weekend.

NHL Network US will re-air the Joe Sakic tribute program at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET tonight, and at 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 10. NHL Network Canada will re-air Sakic's press conference at 10:00 p.m. ET tonight, and at 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., ET on Friday, July 10.

To continue the celebration, NHL Network will air 12 hours of Sakic-themed programming Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. ET. The full schedule of NHL Network Presents: A Sakic Salute is as follows, all times Eastern and subject to change




Sakic Articles

While waiting for the festivities sad event to start, here's a few Super Joe articles to peruse (let me know in the comments if there's some others I'm missing).

Retirement Press Release.

Statements of praise from former teammates and opponents.

Statement from Gary Bettman.

His number is going up to the rafters on opening night. (Denver Post)

Another Side of Joe (Jim Kelley / Sportsnet) Touching article touching on the Swift Current bus tragedy.

Sakic Thrived in the Clutch (Dater / Denver Post)

Joe Sakic - Humble Champ, constant winner  (Paige / Denver Post) (Welcome back to the bandwagon, Woody)

Forsberg recalls fond memories (Denver Post)

Sakic Quietly Excelled (Krieger / Denver Post)

Where will Joe Sakic rank among the elite (Dater / Denver Post)

They just don't make 'em like Super Joe anymore (Denver Post)

Goalies say Sakic's uncanny accuracy made him great (Dater / Denver Post)

An offbeat Sakic Tribute (Anyone But Detroit)

Godspeed, Super Joe (jibblescribbits)

Joe Sakic (Real Denver Sports)

It's all in the wrist - not mouth - for Sakic (Ryan Dixon/ The Hockey News)

As Joe Sakic retires, a look back at Quoteless Joe (The Forechecker)



Sakic Videos

Career Retrospective (

600th NHL Goal (