Joe Sakic

Great expectations: MacKinnon, Avs embracing contender role

The Avs are coming off an injury-riddled season in which they advanced to the Western Conference semifinals inside the bubble before being eliminated by Dallas during overtime of Game 7. [more]

Sakic walking fine line in free agency as big deals loom

The tricky part for the Avalanche GM is fortifying an already talent-rich roster in this time of a flat salary cap that could be extended. [more]