Wednesday, July 08, 2009

TMS Salutes Joe Sakic

After twenty years in the league, Joe Sakic is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow. Here are his stats and awards, but they don't really tell the whole story, do they? And it's a fucking amazing list of what he's done. But he's one of those players who just exudes class and leadership, our two favourite intangibles. And he may turn out to be the last player ever to stay with the same franchise for 20 years.

Enjoy retirement Joe. The 2010 Olympic team will miss you, but you deserve a nice vacation, not to mention every single accolade that's coming your way. And we're sure you'll kick some ass in whatever you do next.


L Dude said...

Dear Joe:

Happy Retirement. And keep your fucking hands out of the snowblower! Eight, that's right - EIGHT points from you would have won me the $800 top prize in the hockey pool last year. But you stuck your fucking hand into a snowblower. After all the great things you've done, THIS is how I'll remember you. FUCK!

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your life. And I'm available if you need your driveway shoveled.


moeman said...

Great, classy player that Burnaby Joe.

L Dude said...

Indeed. Joe and Stevey Y are probably the 2 classiest players this league has seen in the past 20 years. Hopefully Joe's offered a position with Team Canada in some role.

Habsfan10 said...

I liked him from the moment I heard this story:

Apparently, the Nords were worried that their young star was too much of a loner, so they told him to get out of his house and meet people. Sakic started playing road hockey with the kids on his street.

Great player, great person. The NHL will miss him.

L Dude said...

So 10, using that logic, what should the Habs say to Carey?
"Don't meet anymore new people."
"Stay the fuck home!"
"Lap dances are not a form of post-game therapy." (though I disagree)
"Smoking Bad."

Anything else?

Sonia said...

The Habs need to find Carey a billet family. Seriously.

Sonia said...

...and Happy Retirement, Joe.

Boob Gainey said...

Saku de retour?

Habsfan10 said...

@ L Dude:

How about:

"Stop fucking standing so deep in the net."

"That glove on your hand is for catching the puck, not waving at it as it zips over your shoulder."

"You're tall. You're bulky in your equipment. It would be hard to shoot pucks past you if you stopped kneeling down as soon as the puck is in our zone. STAND UP."

HabsFan29 said...

@Boob - while I would like to believe it, seems like wishful thinking more than anything (e3)

eyebleaf said...

First ballot Hall of Famer. The type of guy you want your daughter to bring home.

Long live Joe Sakic.

kevincrumbs said...

I like how a happy tribute about Sakic turns into ripping on TFS.

Sonia said...

Saku officially a Duck, per RDS.

Sonia officially hates Bob Gainey. Fuck him at an angle.