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Joe Sakic: ‘We expect to win the Cup’



Sakic Avs pre-season presser

On what is the final day of the Avs training camp and the eve of the 2021 season opener, general manager Joe Sakic took some time to address the media ahead of Wednesday’s season opener against the St. Louis Blues.

Sakic began with a short statement, which he announced the team would not only be honoring former general manager Pierre Lacroix in a ceremony before the opener on Wednesday, but the team will also be wearing “PL” stickers on their helmets for the entirety of the 2021 season.

“Pierre, it was a tough loss for everybody to hear,” Sakic said in his opening remarks. “He was such a special person, special to our organization. We talked about honoring him the right way, and that’s with the fans. Unfortunately he won’t be there next season to be with us for that, but we’re all looking forward to the 2021-22 season where we can rightfully honor Pierre (with the fans).”

After his opening remarks, GM Joe Sakic opened the floor to questions, which ranged from Lacroix to Bo Byram to the team’s expectations heading into this season.

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as, and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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