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Chris Drury, Joe Sakic – former roommates now vying for the Stanley Cup as opposing GMs

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The Avalanche faced the Rangers Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, and among the matchups was one between former Colorado teammates – and roommates – Joe Sakic and Chris Drury.

They celebrated winning the Stanley Cup together in 2001 with the Avalanche, and they’re now two of the three members of that team who are NHL general managers — Sakic, of course, with the Avalanche; and Drury with the Rangers. (The third is the Kings’ Rob Blake, and there’s a chance the total could become four if the Canadiens hire Patrick Roy).

The early score, after Wednesday night: Sakic and the Avs 1, Drury and the Rangers 0. This figures to go many more rounds before it’s finished, however.

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