NHL Free Agents 2010: Detroit Red Wings Should Cool Pursuit of Mike Modano

July 6th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
What was it that Ace Ventura said?

"Man, I'm tired of being right!"

On June 29, the day the Dallas Stars made it official that they would not be making an offer to franchise icon Mike Modano, I wrote this piece.

You see, even though free agency had yet to begin and Mike Modano himself was still (and still is) unsure about whether he'd want to play another year for any team, I knew the Detroit Red Wings would be quick to pursue the veteran center once free agency began.

Man, I'm tired of being right.

Though, at the time, it was only speculation, I figured it wouldn't be long before the Red Wings turned their efforts toward convincing the Livonia, MI native that, if he wasn't able to end his playing days as a Star, doing so as a Red Wing would be the next best thing.

Well, as of July 6, the Red Wings have stated that not only are they interested in Modano, they "want him badly" and have begun wooing him with lunch with GM Ken Holland and a trip to a Tigers game.

Lunch and a ball game, not a bad first date by any measure.

But, like many first dates, one often gets to the middle of it only t ...

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