Sixteen games into what appears to be his big break in the NHL,
28-year-old rookie Greg Mauldin on Tuesday absorbed another reality pinch.
His locker stall at the Colorado Avalanche's practice facility used to belong to legendary center Joe Sakic.
"I'm really honored," Mauldin said when told of the significance of the corner stall. "Obviously you look up to him. If you didn't look up to him, you better find a new line of work."