Avalanche captain Joe Sakic announced today he will return for his 20th NHL season. He signed a one-year deal worth $6 million with the only NHL franchise he's dressed for. After playing in only 44 games last season, Sakic had been pondering retirement.
EN Says: This is great news. Joe Sakic is a pure joy to watch for a hockey fan. Even at 39, he's still a threat to hit the 100-point mark in the "new" NHL. (He reached that total in 2006-07). He's still capable of averaging a point per game. Assuming he stays healthy, he has an outside shot at surpassing Mario Lemieux for seventh place among the NHL's all-time scoring leaders.
If you aren't joyous over this news, your not a hockey fan. (Or you're a Canucks fan.)