NHL Free Agency: Mike Modano Won’t Be Back With the Dallas Stars

June 29th, 2010 by Kyle W. Brown Leave a reply »
For some terribly awful reason, Dallas general manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced earlier today that the team will not be resigning long-time Star Mike Modano should he choose not to retire.

Modano, now 40, has spent all 20 years of his career within the franchise, beginning in 1988 when he became the second American-born player to be drafted first overall.

After being drafted by the Minnesota North Stars, Modano followed the team on their move to Dallas, won a Stanley Cup in 1999, and was named captain in 2003.

Since then, there has been some turmoil within the franchise, despite huge fan support since he came to the Stars. He considered leaving for Boston following his contract ending in 2005, but ended up deciding to resign. That same year he lost the captaincy of the team to Brenden Morrow, becoming an alternate.

Last year he contemplated not returning to the National Hockey League at all, but ended up coming back to the Stars for another season.

Now, the Stars have decided to completely betray their greatest and most known player in franchise history.

While it may be true that Modano hasn't been putting up the numbers that he ...

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