I'm an Av's fan and I was glad to see him leave. He's a great player and all, but he's not the "heart and soul" type player that everyone believes he is. He never lead the Avalanche to a single Cup, both times the Av's won, Sakic lead the team in points in both regular season and playoffs, in fact for the 2nd cup they won without him in the line-up. Did I mention he's also injury prone? His heart is very much in Sweden and he has contemplated retiring from the NHL on a few occasions. Holland, do NOT get this guy! He is NOT going to garauntee you ANYTHING in the playoffs! He couldn't even garauntee Philly a place in the playoffs this season!