Joe Sakic suited up for the Colorado Avalanche agains the Detroit Red WIngs
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NHL releases first trailer for long awaited Joe Sakic documentary

Published March 29, 2024 at 9:59

Joe Sakic was born in Western Canada—Burnaby, BC, more specifically. Drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, who embraced him until the team was moved from Quebec City to Colorado before the 1995–96 season, and now the untold story of how the New York Rangers pursued him in the summer of 1997 and how he signed an offer sheet with the Rangers and nearly ended up on Broadway, somehow a major motion picture at the time called Air Force One was at least partly to blame.

In 1997, at that point in Sakic's career, he had already scored 100 points four times and was a Stanley Cup champion. With him being the face of the franchise, the sky was the limit for the franchise, and now, almost thirty years later, the story will be available for fans and viewers alike in mid-April. Those who are interested in watching the film in Canada will have an opportunity to see it first, as it will be released on Amazon Prime on April 16th. For those south of the border, the film releases a day later, on April 17th, on ESPN Plus.

Sakic forged a twenty-year career, winning numerous awards, helped make Colorado the hockey hotbed it is today, and continues to do so as the President of Hockey Operations for the franchise.

Essentially, Sakic is Mr. Colorado Hockey. One must wonder: if Sakic had moved on, would the franchise and the state of hockey in the state of Colorado be where they are today?
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NHL releases first trailer for long awaited Joe Sakic documentary

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