Mike Modano a Perfect Fit in Chicago?

July 6th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
There are a number of rumors flying right now surrounding veteran center Mike Modano , who turned 40 in early June. The Detroit Red Wings are recruiting him hard, but there are allegedly three or four other teams with interest in him, including the Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks .

The skill set of the superstar is well-known to Blackhawks fans after watching him for years as the leader of the Minnesota North Stars and then the Dallas Stars. Modano is one of the best scorers of the last 20 years, and is one of the most respected players in the game as well. He has said all along that he is still trying to decide whether or not his future is in retirement or back on the ice, but one more run could make for an interesting decision.

Last year in Dallas, Modano averaged 14:18 on ice and scored 14 goals with 16 assists. He was -6 on a team that was outscored by 14 goals last year. Modano also won 50.4 percent of his face-offs last year, but played in just 59 games for the Stars.

There are a number of considerations for both Modano and the Blackhawks that might make this an intriguing partnership for one season. If he doesn’t retire, Modano obvi ...

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