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While many have come and gone, Sakic still Avs' heart

Updated: February 22, 2007, 9:45 AM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Over the course of more than 17 seasons and more than 1,400 games, you'd think Joe Sakic had seen it all and done it all.

As he crossed the threshold into the visiting dressing room Thursday night at the Pengrowth Saddledome, after having just scored his 599th and 600th career goals and chipped in with three helpers to inspire a vital 7-5 comeback win over the Calgary Flames for the Colorado Avalanche, his teammates stopped what they were doing, stood and applauded.

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