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06-26-2011, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Vito Andolini View Post
Nice stats, but way too small a sample size to be significant.

James Neal scored 24 goals a few years ago with Mike Modano as his center. Does this mean that Mike Modano would make our wingers better also?
Modana of a few years ago would ABSOLUTELY make our wingers better. I really can't believe all the hate Modano gets, because (a) he was dynamite before the lockout, (b) he was still really good right after the lockout, and (c) he did an excellent job with Emilio Estevez in the Mighty Ducks.

Modano put up a 77 point season coming out of the lockout, and followed that up with a 43 points in 59 games (60 point pace) and 57 point seasons. This isn't a guy who has sucked for the last decade, he was still a great player after the lockout -- it has been the last 2 seasons where his fall has been especially precipitous.

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