Can Captain Joe save the day for the Avalanche?

A Democratic National Convention couldn't stop the quiet but mighty force known as Joe Sakic from returning to the Avalanche, writes Terry Frei.

Updated: August 27, 2008, 8:42 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche officials have been kicked out of their Pepsi Center offices during the Democratic National Convention. In fact, some of those television talking-head segments, with a skyline background, have been taking place on balconies in the office area of the building.

So when player agent Don Baizley called Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere on Tuesday and said that Joe Sakic had decided to play another season, and that it was time to agree on a ...

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