Fire Nieuwendyk | Nieuwendyk Fired (Post #903)
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07-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
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Barch and Modano are two different players, who fill different needs. If the Stars did sign Modano, they would have this logjam up the middle: Richards, Ribeiro, Benn, Wandell, Modano, Sutherby. Who does Modano steal his minutes from? Because that's what would be happening. He is not even 4th best in center depth. Are we suppose to accommodate him and move other players around so he can his one-more-year-of-glory? Modano didn't even attend practices anymore regularly. His motivation and commitment were inconsistent. So after all that, how could you possibly offer him another contract, unless putting the best product on the ice isn't top priority?
The way I see it, we're screwed anyway. Why not have our franchise-player collect $1-1.5 million for putting up 30 points (which he still can) for one more season? Ott will put up those numbers for 2-3 times the salary.
BTW, we missed out on Jody Shelley, who went to Philadelphia. Shucks!!! We could have had 2 enforcers to make up for the lack of "fighting spirit" that we're going to see in this team in the immediate future.
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