Dear Joe Sakic,
Please, please, please don't retire. I want to be able to see you play one more time, and I don't want to see you end your career on an 8-2 loss kind of a note. You are my favorite player that ever will be, but I also don't want you to play longer than you want to. I hope you discuss this with your family, step back for a few weeks, go on vacation or something. I know you will not pull a Scott Niedermayer. You battled back from a tough injury, and I got scared. I thought that this would really get thoughts of retirement going in your head, since before you were coming off a 100 point season. Please remember that you came back from the injury and led your struggling team to the playoffs like Moses to the promised land, and continued your playoff studliness. I know you have one more year in you, but Wayne Gretzky said that the best time to retire is when people think you could/should have played one more season. I wish you the best with whatever you decide, and I hope to see you out destroying my team next year. Preferably when I'm home to watch.
P.S. I figured out why my pleas to the Hockey Gods didn't work, it's because you are one of the Hockey Gods and had a vested interest in the decision. It's too bad you played on a team with Forsberg and Smyth who have angered the rest of the Hockey Gods, or you might have been able to go a bit farther.