Sakic relishes role of stay-at-home dad

  • DENVER - As a stay-at-home dad now, Joe Sakic's life centres Kevin Greene Jersey around chauffeuring his daughter to gymnastics and coaching his two boys in hockey.The Colorado Avalanche standout is in no hurry to change that schedule. After years of being gone, he's relishing his new, more relaxed role.Maybe down the road, Sakic might entertain thoughts of getting involved with the Avalanche organization in some way."I'm having the time of my life right now, so I don't want to kind of ruin that," Sakic said. "But I watch all the games. ... Whenever they need me to come to a game, Merril Hoge Jersey I'm here."His presence has been requested for the season opener Thursday night against the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks.For a night of fun and flashbacks, not in any sort of official capacity.Sakic will join his buddies on the ice to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their Heath Miller Jersey 1996 Stanley Cup championship. There will be 26 players and coaches in attendance for the reunion, including Patrick Roy, Peter Forsberg, Mike Ricci, Mike Keane and Claude Lemieux."That was one of the best groups I've ever been around," Sakic said. "We were so close on and off the ice."The Avalanche swept the Florida Panthers in the finals that year, giving the state of Colorado its first major pro sports crown in the team's first season Arthur Moats Jersey in town after relocating from Quebec.Not that it really helped with recognition around the city, especially in the early going.