Mike Modano to Detroit? Lets Hope Not

July 3rd, 2010 by Adam Greuel Leave a reply »
According to reports, Mike Modano has only been contacted by one team so far to try and sign him for the 2010-11 season. That team is the Detroit Red Wings.

Why would the Wings be interested in Modano? Your guess is as good as mine. While Modano has had an excellent career, he has lost a lot of speed and is no more then a third liner, but not a third liner the Wings need.

With $52.7 million already tied up in just nine forwards, five defensemen, two goalies and a lot of restricted free agents to sign in Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, and Derek Meech, the Wings clearly don't have much breathing room when it comes to what they can spend from here on out.

Not only do the numbers not work, but Modano clearly doesn't fit in with this team. It is important for Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader to receive ample playing time this season if they are in the Wings future plans, but signing Modano will ultimately push one of them to the wing or out of the lineup completely.

Modano is also not your typical third liner. He does not get involved in the physical play and will not help our third line in doing their job, ...

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