Joe Sakic hoping for management position with Avalanche

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Adrian Dater
of the Denver Pos
t is reporting that Joe Sakic is hoping to break
into the NHL front office business, and is looking to do so with the
Colorado Avalanche.

“You
can’t just jump in and start at the
top. I would go in knowing I’d have to learn all parts of the business
for a few years,” said Sakic, the Avs’ all-time leading scorer who
retired last summer.

Dater says that the team will
look to discuss the possibility of Sakic joining the Avs in some
capacity after the NHL draft. There are some openings in the front
office, and it’s always a good move to have a former franchise great
take a place in the management side of the team.

However, Sakic
says that he’s not looking to move up to become a coach as he’s not a
big fan of spending all that time away from his family. Sakic knows he
can’t expect to get a top position right away and is willing to work his
way up in the front office.