From Adrian Dater of the Denver Post:
Joe Sakic has further extended the time he needs to decide whether to return to the Avalanche — and it could hamper the team's free-agency spending plans.
Sakic "definitely will not decide by July 1," Avalanche vice president Jean Martineau said Monday night. That is the date when NHL players can become free agents.
The Avalanche is maintaining public support for Sakic, but his indecision could hamstring the team and take it out as a possible player in the free-agent market.
Read the short article here.
Sakic could take all summer to decide whether he wants to return or not, he has earned that right with his service to the Avalanche/Nordiques organization for all these years. Give Martineau credit, he says as much at the end of Dater's piece.