Joe Sakic: Avs Deserve Respect

AvalancheThe Colorado Avalanche have really shown signs of playoff determination lately, winning seven of their last 10 games.

The club’s executive VP of hockey operations, Joe Sakic, admits he had concerns about his defense during the summer before the season started.

“Going into the season, was it a question mark? Yes, we’re not going to lie about that,” Sakic told “But the guys have played well. Now, if people are looking at our blue line, I believe our blue line as a unit has earned the respect of being a pretty good group.”

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