One of the classiest players that has laced up skates has a huge decision to make, and he’s going to take his time doing it.

Colorado Avalanche’s captain Joe Sakic, 38, has played his entire career with the same franchise (Quebec/Colorado), but now he’s trying to make the right decision. Will he come back to play next year, or will he call it a career and retire?

Sakic, who becomes an unrestricted free-agent on July 1, has been given time to reflect by the Avalanche organization. He has said himself that a decision will not be made by July 1.

But worry not Avalanche fans, it’s Denver or nothing! As his agent Don Baizley told TFP, “The only option he is considering is the Avalanche.” Signing with another team is not an option for Captain Joe.

General Manager Francois Giguere now has no choice but to wait for his captain’s decision. But he has more work to do. He is currently in negotiations with goaltender Jose Theodore, who came back last season from disappointing campaigns.

Also becoming unrestricted free-agents on July 1 are Peter Forsberg, Adam Foote, Andrew Brunette, John-Michael Liles, and more!

No doubt a busy summer for the Avalanche! But at least they are sure that they will not lose their captain to free agency.

Personally, I think Joe Sakic has more in him. I except to see him back on the ice with the Avalanche next season and giving it his all.

Can’t wait!

Follow-Up News

The Denver Post reports that talks between Jose Theodore and The Colorado Avalanche have broke down, and he will be testing the free agency market.