No, it's not a surprise that Joe Sakic has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Seldom has a player in any major sport been more deserving from the standpoint of talent, skill and the way he played the game. Man, could the Avalanche use him now -- and forever. He's one of the true icons in Colorado sports history.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.