Joe Sakic is likely to be one of the names called Tuesday for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Sakic is ninth all-time in scoring with 1,641 points, won two Stanley Cups with the Avs, a Conn Smyth, a Hart Trophy and was the MVP in leading Canada to the gold medal in 2002. "As you get older and the media starts writing things about you, like 'future Hall of Famer', you start to think about it more I guess. But you know what? Other than that, I never thought about it, because it was never a goal," said Sakic. "Growing up, my goal never was: 'Oh, I wish I was in the Hall of Fame.' My goal was just to play in the National Hockey League. Then, when I was actually in the NHL, the goal was always to win a championship. Whatever I did on the ice and off the ice, it was always to try and get the max out of me." Brendan Shanahan is the other near-lock to have his name called Tuesday.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 09:30:00 AM