Avs’ Sakic enjoying retirement | VailDaily.com

Avs’ Sakic enjoying retirement

Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post

SEDALIA – Don’t expect Joe Sakic to pull a Brett Favre, come out of retirement and rejoin the Avalanche – actually, to really pull a Favre, he’d have to join the Red Wings. No, Captain Joe confirmed today that he’s enjoying retirement, and said so from the ultimate retirement locale – a golf course on a gloriously sunny day.

The Avs legend hosted the “Joe Sakic Celebrity Golf Tournament” at the Sanctuary Golf Course, the 12th annual tournament, but the first since Sakic retired.

Asked how his handicap is, Sakic said, “It’s going the wrong way. But I’ve got all winter to work on it. So that’s my goal.”

Sakic, who retired in July, said he understands Favre’s perpetual itch: “It’s your competitive juices, yeah. You do that for your whole life, and when you get away from it, I know when training camp is rolling around, you get excited for that competition and you have that goal of winning, I don’t think that competitive spirit ever leaves you. When you’re retired, you’ve just got to find something else to do.”

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13218091

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