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Mike Modano signs with Detroit

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Anyone want to place bets on how long until we see the first "Modano sucks and is lazy" thread. :hehe:

This is a boom or bust signing, IMO. He'll get some chemistry going with Hudler and Cleary and it'll be a legitimate third scoring line, or our bottom six is in trouble again.

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And out of Dallas...

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/hockey/stars/stories/080310dnspostarsmodano.171c7170.html

According to the Detroit Free Press, Mike Modano will join the Detroit Red Wings.

Modano, who has played all 22 years for the North Stars/Stars organization and has lived in Dallas since 1993, texted to the newspaper: "Big announcement Thursday." Sources confirmed the highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history will join Detroit.

Modano's parents still live in the Detroit area, but he knows it will be a big change in lifestyle to move. The fact the Red Wings are a veteran team also factored into his decision, he told SportsDayDFW.com last month.

"They are a group of 30-year-olds and not 20-year-olds, and I think that makes a difference,'' he said on July 20. "I do think I could fit in there.''

Detroit has offered Modano a one-year contract at $1.25 million to center the third line. Modano made $2.25 million last season for the Stars.

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Anyone want to place bets on how long until we see the first "Modano sucks and is lazy" thread. :hehe:

This is a boom or bust signing, IMO. He'll get some chemistry going with Hudler and Cleary and it'll be a legitimate third scoring line, or our bottom six is in trouble again.

halfway through his first preseason shift LOL

Certainly adds some legitimacy to it I guess

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OH MY......meh

And at 1.25 mil? Stevie Y didn't even make that much his final year.

Gee, now you'll need to ***** and moan at the deadline about how we can't do anything to give you excitement; we'll have no cap space.

You'll complain about anything.

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Personally I hope this is true, as I believe it can be another great signing of an older player for the wings. You can never have too many snipers on your power play.

Anyone think he would wear #6? 9 flipped upside down.

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Personally I hope this is true, as I believe it can be another great signing of an older player for the wings. You can never have too many snipers on your power play.

Anyone think he would wear #6? 9 flipped upside down.

Larry Aurie.

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Personally I hope this is true, as I believe it can be another great signing of an older player for the wings. You can never have too many snipers on your power play.

Anyone think he would wear #6? 9 flipped upside down.

Not officially retired, but not worn in honor of Larry Aurie.

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Why 27?

I don't know the specific reason. I heard something about that. I think he wore that number for Team USA (?)

Personally I hope this is true, as I believe it can be another great signing of an older player for the wings. You can never have too many snipers on your power play.

Anyone think he would wear #6? 9 flipped upside down.

No. 6 is a retired number. It isn't in the rafters though

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Most likely both. If we move just one we will be carrying 14 forwards.

Nothing wrong with having 14 forwards. Especially since we don't have many (any) NHL ready forwards in GR.

I can't see moving both unless it was to bring in a defenseman.

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Nothing wrong with having 14 forwards. Especially since we don't have many (any) NHL ready forwards in GR.

I can't see moving both unless it was to bring in a defenseman.

If we are pursuing Willie Mitchell and are in fact one of the 4 teams he is willing to go to we need all the cap space we can get.

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