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Sakic's leadership shines vs. Sharks

Originally Published: April 21, 2004
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

DENVER -- This has been Joe Sakic's most formidable leadership challenge, and it still might -- no, probably will -- end with the Colorado Avalanche coming up short against the San Jose Sharks.

But if there remained a lingering shred of doubt about whether Sakic's understated captaincy is effective, his actions in helping keep the Avalanche alive in the Western Conference semifinals should dispel that.

Sakic has all three Colorado goals in the pair of Avalanche overtime victories in ...

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