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Case No. 4, Joe Sakic
Page 2 staff
|After we opened another case for The Berman Files, Page 2 readers flooded us with nearly 3,000 suggestions for a nickname for Colorado Avalanche star Joe Sakic.
That's what the media up here has named him. Sakic grew up in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Those who have been following the Avalanche know that there is only one name to describe Joe Sakic. Super Joe just says it all.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
He never says anything interesting in an interview.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Joe "King of the Snow" Sakic
Because he's the best Avalanche player that I can remember.
"Off-Broadway" Joe Sakic
Best "Joe" in sports since DiMaggio and Namath.
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
After he ends up in New York City this summer, he'll win the Tony for best revival as "Broadway Joe."
Because he is smooth as ice and good under pressure.
Joe "You can stuff your sorries in a" Sakic
From the "Seinfeld" episode when George Costanza insisted that was a saying.
Wilson Boro, Pa.
Because he is. Simple enough?
"Bazooka Joe" Sakic
Obviously, it takes after the bubble gum comic character and is fitting because of the offensive firepower Sakic displays.
"The Croatian Sensation"
Not very many people are aware that Joe is from Croatian descent, I believe he should be given a name that relates to his family background.
"The Burnaby Bullet"
He was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is a very fast skater.
St. John's, Newfoundland
"Burnaby Jones" Sakic
He is from Burnaby, British Columbia. The name has a nice ring similar to the 1970s TV show "Barnaby Jones."
"The Burnaby Bull" It gives the viewers some background information on Sakic, as well as describes his tenacity and never-ending desire to win.
"Dynamo Joe" Sakic
He's a dynamo on the ice, skating hard, scoring, doing it all.
Joe "Auto" Sakic
He is "Auto" Matic
Forest Lake, Minn.
"Smokin'" Joe Sakic
This guy lights it up on the ice.
West Hartford, Conn.
"Mighty Joe" Sakic
Because he's as big and strong as "Mighty Joe Young" from the movie, and also has that warm fuzzy side to him as well.
The Mans Got The Juice!
Joe Sakic is always around the net but no one seems to be able to lay the body on him. You think you see him you turn around and the puck is in the net and he is gone.
Joe "The Snowman" Sakic
Because I recently found out George Gervin is the Iceman.
Joe "The Show" Sakic
Because he can put on quite a show.
Joe "Cinch" Sakic
Because he's so dependable and easy, like the hefty cinch sack garbage bag.
"The Abominable Joe-Man"
They even have the footprint on the jersey.
"CCC" or "3C" or "Three-C"
Colorado's Canadian Captain.
"The Count of Monte Wristo"
For obvious reasons.
"Bliss from the Wrist"
The Nordique Antique
He is a player with class and elegance like an antique from another era, an era that included his old team The Quebec Nordiques.
Joe "Sakic to Me"
He knows exactly what to do with the puck.
State College, Pa.
Joe "Hacky" Sakic
He bounces around passing and shooting.
Joe "Quarterback" Sakic
Always delivers the final blow. (Like a defensive end.)
Joe "Paper or Plastic" Sakic
Either way it's in the bag!
"Steamin' Cuppa" Joe Sakic
Actually, he does have a nickname around these parts: "Burnaby Joe." Burnaby's his hometown, part of greater Vancouver. But I doubt that name would catch on anywhere outside Canada, at least. So let's go with a proper Bermanism this time: "Steamin' Cuppa" Joe Sakic.
Vancouver, British Columbia
"Full Metal" Sakic
It speaks for itself.
Joe "Pillage, Plunder and" Sakic
Opposing players hide their women and children when Sakic comes to town.
Joe "Gunny" Sakic
Not bad, a reference to his blistering shot, while conjuring images of Ozark women dressed in the bag the potatoes came in.
Joe "Wreaking Havoc" Sakic
The word wreak means to inflict punishment or vengeance upon another. Havoc is widespread destruction, devastation or chaos. Need I say more.
Boca Raton, Fla.
Joe "Sak, Sak, Sak, Sak" Sakic
In honor of the King of All Nicknames, Chris Berman.
Ever-popular psychic puns
He knows what he's gonna do before he does it
San Diego, Calif.
"The Sakic Friends Network"
At least that's how they say it in Fargo.
Lake Park, Fla.
"Joe Sakic Connection"
The guy seems psychic because he can tell what's going to happen and get ready to score a goal.
Joe Sakic "Phenomenon"
He always seems one step ahead, knowing how the play will develop.
Fulton, N.Y. Send this story to a friend | Most sent stories
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