A Joe Sakic tribute: "Thank you! Thank you!"

At tonight's season opener between the Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks, Joe Sakic's number 19 will be raised to the rafters in appropriate honor of his accomplishments on ice. And there's no better way to get ready for the orgy of good feelings on the way than by checking out the video above, created for Sakic's official retirement announcement in July. Early on, you'll hear former Avs announcer John Kelly shout out his trademark call whenever Super Joe put the biscuit in the basket: "Thank you! Thank you!" Nicely said, sir.

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