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#1 Nevermind

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

Sorry if this was posted elsewhere.

I think this is a very interesting move by Babcock. Maybe he's trying to get Modano pissed in order to give him a spark later on?


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:56 AM

Modano hasn't been amazing, but he;s still a much better option than Miller. Dumb move IMO.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:59 AM

Drew Miller definitely deserves some playing time. The same can obviously be said for Draper and Eaves (over Modano at this point). But I can't help but want to see Modano in the line up. He has long since been one of my favourite non-wing players since my childhood so it was pretty cool to see him sign here despite him being at the tail end of his career. That being said, I do think Miller will bring more to the line up tonight.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

Not a fan of this move. I kind of understand it as Modano hasn't been great lately and this should be a physical series, but its the playoffs. This is why he's playing one more year. Give the guy a fighting chance to go out on top. Having said that, I think Modano will be dressing for the next game.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:03 AM

Modano hasn't been amazing, but he;s still a much better option than Miller. Dumb move IMO.

In a playoff style game like this getting chippy in the corners, hard checks, and even Miller's ability to go to the net highly outweigh what Modano has done of late. I feel the opposite with this.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

i dont mind this if it lights a fire under his butt and gets him going.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

Modano hasn't been amazing, but he;s still a much better option than Miller. Dumb move IMO.


I disagree. Miller is more physical and although I think Modano is better still at his age for this first playoff series it makes sense. We'll see...

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

HA. Maybe this is what happens when you announce your retirement before the playoffs even start. That was kind of a dick move....

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

I think this move is more about who the opponent is than what Modano has or has not done. It takes a good skating, gritty effort to beat Phoenix -- we saw that last year -- and Miller/Eaves/Draper all provide that high-energy type of grind-it-out play that Modano really doesn't.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:19 AM

I think this move is more about who the opponent is than what Modano has or has not done. It takes a good skating, gritty effort to beat Phoenix -- we saw that last year -- and Miller/Eaves/Draper all provide that high-energy type of grind-it-out play that Modano really doesn't.


Exactly. Not that Modano is like Jason Williams, but we started with Williams last year, regretted it, went with Abdelkader and he was a much better fit for that type of series.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:20 AM

In before one of the veteran fourth liners goes -2 and goes the way of Mark Hartigan.

Modano will play, probably later this series.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:48 AM

As much is I despise Miller he plays a much grittier game then Modano and you need that more than ever in the playoffs.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

I thought Holland and Co. have said all along that the reason we picked up Modano was specifically for the playoffs. :blink:
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:14 PM

Good stuff, I suspect Modano will be back in for Game 2 and at least it's a clear statement to him that he has to play better. He has been poor and although he obviously came for this time of year, I'm glad he's been scratched. It's not as if he's been on the league minimum to play here either.

Hopefully when he gets back in we see a different Modano than the one we've watched so far this season.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:17 PM

HA. Maybe this is what happens when you announce your retirement before the playoffs even start. That was kind of a dick move....


Wait.. how was it a dick move? I cant tell if that's sarcasm or not.

I dont think it's any surprise Modano wont be back next year and he is like 40.. whats the problem with being honest about it?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:18 PM

I am kind of on the line about this move. I partly like it because it is clearly a simple challenge from Babcock to Modano... a move to spark Modano and make him work harder when he plays in game 2. In that aspect, I like this move, however part of me thinks this was a dick move by Babcock because Modano is still better than Miller. I guess I will decide after game 2 when Modano plays whether I liked this move or not.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

I thought we picked him up for the playoffs...?
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