Do we need Mike Modano? Meaning, will the team be worse off next season if we don't sign him? He's 38 years old. Shouldn't the team focus on getting younger rather than signing older players? We have enough of them on the team already.
I don't think anyone would say it's something we "need," and I bet there would be many people arguing that we should get younger. But with the limited cap space we have, we can't just conjure NHL quality youngsters out of thin air. If management believes Modano makes the team better on a one year bargain without blocking the progress of an AHL'er, why not pull the trigger?