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Mike Modano returns from the desert


  • Patrick Rall - The Detroit Autos Examiner 5 years ago

    Mike Modano is, without any question, one of the best American born players ever...but he certainly isnt going to help with the perception that the wings are "old". I am interested to see how much of an impact he can make at this point in his career.

  • Jeremy Laura 5 years ago


    well said. I have a real "Brett Hull in 2002" feeling about this move. I can't wait to see what the chemistry is like with Modano between either Cleary and Hudler or Bertuzzi and Franzen. Very cool.

  • Patrick Rall - The Detroit Autos Examiner 5 years ago

    It will be interesting to see how Modano does. I understand your comparison to Hull but he is and was a much more "hard nosed" player so he could fill other roles. He went from being a high-flying goal scorer to more of a grinding lower line player...I dont think that Mr. GQ- Mike Modano woudl be able to make a similar transition - and is he going to be able to be a high flyer at this point in his career?

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    Jeremy Laura 5 years ago

    Patrick, you have an excellent grasp of personalities. I think that Mike will open up quite a bit more as a third line/power play guy. It's amazing how guys with as many career points as he has can slow down when they are trying to carry a team, but can open back up with a little freedom. I'm sure there is a 20 goal or so expectation regular season. I think his points will shoot up using Hudler and Cleary, and they will certainly be outgunning many other third line matchups. It should be fun!

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