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07-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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I'm confused. How can you be upset at both Nieuwendyk and Modano? Also, Modano is not "done" (if he doesn't want to be). When he wants to bring it he still can, albeit in a lesser way than in his prime.
i believe SwedeSpeedBackstrom was saying that's how Joe felt about Modano, not that he was upset at Modano.

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07-16-2010, 07:29 PM
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Just saw it on his twitter...

Lebrun spoke to Babcock and Mike said Modano will sign and play 2 years in Detroit....

Lebrun is reliable....if true,good pickup for the wings. Would love to have him cheap to center the habs 3rd line.

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Hmmm...yesterday the talk was he probably wouldn't sign there....

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07-16-2010, 08:03 PM
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I can't believe people believe Modano can still log 3rd line minutes, or 3rd line effort for that matter

(cue the "he wasn't trying because the Stars suck" excuse)

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2 years!!!! what's the second year a team option? It would have to be incase Dan decides to retire after the first.

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07-16-2010, 08:52 PM
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Good pick up for the Wings if true. He is actually a good pick up for any team wether there in the hunt for a tittle or if they are a young up & comingteam who needs that legendary veteran pressence.

2 years is a little surprising. But I could see him dong the right thing & retiring after one year if he really doesn't have it anymore.

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07-16-2010, 08:57 PM
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I can't believe people believe Modano can still log 3rd line minutes, or 3rd line effort for that matter

(cue the "he wasn't trying because the Stars suck" excuse)
If he aint playing with scrubs, he'll do fine. He'll do much better if he accepts to move to the wing too.

edit: The guy was playing 4th line minutes on a team he put on the map, gimme one good way to find motivation there? Seriously. Players aren't robots sir, not yet anyway.

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07-16-2010, 09:22 PM
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If he aint playing with scrubs, he'll do fine. He'll do much better if he accepts to move to the wing too.

edit: The guy was playing 4th line minutes on a team he put on the map, gimme one good way to find motivation there? Seriously. Players aren't robots sir, not yet anyway.
The motivation is that the organization is paying you money to represent their franchise and put effort on the ice. If he wants more minutes, participate in practice. If he wants more minutes, produce in game. If he wants more minutes, play better than the four centers (Richards, Ribeiro, Benn, Wandell) in front of him.

I like it when people try to explain our players on our team to us.

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07-16-2010, 09:36 PM
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If he aint playing with scrubs, he'll do fine. He'll do much better if he accepts to move to the wing too.

edit: The guy was playing 4th line minutes on a team he put on the map, gimme one good way to find motivation there? Seriously. Players aren't robots sir, not yet anyway.
funny stuff, thanks for the lesson. The Modano to wing experiment has been tried pretty much every year for quite some time, and inevitably it always fails miserably. And for the record in 08-09 Modano was given the duty of playing 2nd line center when Richards went down with the broken wrists and it was clear that Modano was not able to handle that kind of role anymore. At best he is a good 3rd line center who can produce on the powerplay.

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If this is true. i'm just happy to see Modano keep playing, it's a little sad to see his legacy with the (North) Stars tarnished though.

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Little surprised about 2 years, if true. Puts a slightly different angle on Nieuwendyk letting him go this off season. I am glad he ended up with the Wings rather than a division rival or with a non-contender like Minnesota.
Don't comment on teams you have no clue about. The Wild will likely end up somewhere between 6-9 in the West next season which to me is a playoff contender. Besides do the Wings really need another player who is ready for social security.

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07-17-2010, 11:24 AM
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Regardless of the length, it's win win for Madano and for Detroit.

Detroit gets a guy who's done it all, who's likely going to the HHOF and who's been a classy leader on and off the ice for years.

Madano gets what he should be getting at this point in his career. The chance to play on a team that can win it all. They're pretty solid from top to bottom. With Juri back from the KHL, I think they've got what they need to do it all offensively... just gotta stay healthy.

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Don't comment on teams you have no clue about. The Wild will likely end up somewhere between 6-9 in the West next season which to me is a playoff contender. Besides do the Wings really need another player who is ready for social security.
Let's be honest, we'll be lucky to make the playoffs.

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Its funny how much worse a player becomes once he leaves your team - Or how much better he becomes once he is on your team.

To be honest i'm kind of surprised how much Dallas fans are turning their back on Modano. Yzerman single handedly made Tampa Bay my second favorite team. (if you believe in such a thing)

OT - Detroit was the oldest team in 2008. Stick that in your social security.

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Don't comment on teams you have no clue about. The Wild will likely end up somewhere between 6-9 in the West next season which to me is a playoff contender. Besides do the Wings really need another player who is ready for social security.
Hey! Don't comment on teams you have no clue about.

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Its funny how much worse a player becomes once he leaves your team - Or how much better he becomes once he is on your team.

To be honest i'm kind of surprised how much Dallas fans are turning their back on Modano. Yzerman single handedly made Tampa Bay my second favorite team. (if you believe in such a thing)

OT - Detroit was the oldest team in 2008. Stick that in your social security.
Actually if you go back through some Stars gameday threads we *****ed about him when he was on our team too. He would float around not doing a damn thing just collecting his paycheck, truthfully I think he will come out with a bang wherever he goes but I give it 3 months before the novelty wears off and he is back to his old ways and fans of his new team ***** about the exact same thing.

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Hope Modano has a great season.

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i believe SwedeSpeedBackstrom was saying that's how Joe felt about Modano, not that he was upset at Modano.
Wow, I missed that. That makes a lot more sense.

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If he aint playing with scrubs, he'll do fine. He'll do much better if he accepts to move to the wing too.

edit: The guy was playing 4th line minutes on a team he put on the map, gimme one good way to find motivation there? Seriously. Players aren't robots sir, not yet anyway.

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The motivation is that the organization is paying you money to represent their franchise and put effort on the ice. If he wants more minutes, participate in practice. If he wants more minutes, produce in game. If he wants more minutes, play better than the four centers (Richards, Ribeiro, Benn, Wandell) in front of him.

I like it when people try to explain our players on our team to us.
Players aren't robots, and Modano is a pretty emotional person, especially as far as athletes go. I fully expect him to "play better" in Detroit than he did the last little while here in Dallas. However, that doesn't make floating on a bad team any less annoying. It's pretty obvious that his linemates weren't up to snuff, especially this last year, but he did put out a lackluster effort quite often. I would expect that to change for the most part if he ends up playing with guys like Cleary and/or Hudler, but Wings fans who think Modano's talents were being significantly held back in Dallas are in for a rude awakening.

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funny stuff, thanks for the lesson. The Modano to wing experiment has been tried pretty much every year for quite some time, and inevitably it always fails miserably. And for the record in 08-09 Modano was given the duty of playing 2nd line center when Richards went down with the broken wrists and it was clear that Modano was not able to handle that kind of role anymore. At best he is a good 3rd line center who can produce on the powerplay.
Completely agree. Even then you could see he wasn't the same player. His hands aren't as quick or as sure as they once were.

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Don't comment on teams you have no clue about. The Wild will likely end up somewhere between 6-9 in the West next season which to me is a playoff contender. Besides do the Wings really need another player who is ready for social security.
Calm down. Nobody is saying Minnesota isn't a playoff contender, but if Modano is serious about wanting to play for a Cup contender, then he should look elsewhere.

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Its funny how much worse a player becomes once he leaves your team - Or how much better he becomes once he is on your team.

To be honest i'm kind of surprised how much Dallas fans are turning their back on Modano. Yzerman single handedly made Tampa Bay my second favorite team. (if you believe in such a thing)

OT - Detroit was the oldest team in 2008. Stick that in your social security.
Turning our back is misunderstanding things. We have been noting Modano's decline for the last few years, so stating the obvious shouldn't be taken as us turning our backs on him, or hating on him because he's leaving. He is a shell of his former self.

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When considering only players who stayed with just one team their entire career, Modano was:

5th all-time in points behind Yzerman, Lemieux, Sakic and Mikita.

5th in goals (Yzerman, Lemieux, Sakic, Bossy)

7th in assists (Yzerman, Lemieux, Sakic, Delvecchio, Perreault, Lidstrom)

Pretty elite company there. Not that I'm bitter he's likely continuing his career in Detroit; that's Joe Nieuwendyk's decision, and that's hockey. Looking forward to him adding to his already impressive career numbers, just sucks that he'll no longer have that one feature about him.

I wonder what number he'll take, if he does end up in Detroit. I think this was discussed earlier, that he would revert back to his Little Caesars number, which I can't recall at the moment.

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Don't comment on teams you have no clue about. The Wild will likely end up somewhere between 6-9 in the West next season which to me is a playoff contender. Besides do the Wings really need another player who is ready for social security.
Are they a legitimate cup contender? No. By the way, I don't think Dallas is either.

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Are they a legitimate cup contender? No. By the way, I don't think Dallas is either.
Blasphemy!!!!!!!

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i just dont understand where/how he fits in here in detroit. no matter how you twist or turn it... it just doesnt really make sense on paper. we already are OVERLOADED on forwards as it is and we can assume our top 6 is as follows....

datsyuk-zberg-holmstrom
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we would be fine if we could just roll 5 lines. haha

subtract modano from the line-up and you still have 2 extra forwards. i guess we can assume if modano is signed we wave goodbye to at least 1/3 between eaves miller ritola... even if it SHOULD be draper, it wont be.

maybe holland has something up his sleeve and he knows if he signs modano he can trade for a D using meech+one of those 3 forwards but i just dont want to see eaves/miller/ritola go so we can sign modano for a year.

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Hawks fans are starting to irritate me sadly. Good young team yes, but I don't see you guys repeating next year, I think you guys are underestimating the loss of your role players. We will see but I don't see the Hawks repeating.



As for Modano? If this is true good signing, solid two way game, and he brings allot of speed to your third line.

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i just dont understand where/how he fits in here in detroit. no matter how you twist or turn it... it just doesnt really make sense on paper. we already are OVERLOADED on forwards as it is and we can assume our top 6 is as follows....

datsyuk-zberg-holmstrom
hudler-filpula-franzen
cleary-modano-bertuzzi
abs-draper-helm

eaves-miller-ritola


we would be fine if we could just roll 5 lines. haha

subtract modano from the line-up and you still have 2 extra forwards. i guess we can assume if modano is signed we wave goodbye to at least 1/3 between eaves miller ritola... even if it SHOULD be draper, it wont be.

maybe holland has something up his sleeve and he knows if he signs modano he can trade for a D using meech+one of those 3 forwards but i just dont want to see eaves/miller/ritola go so we can sign modano for a year.
I think the point is an NHL team isn't a bunch of action figures you keep on your shelf. It's a living, moving jigsaw puzzle that changes when given the opportunity to improve. A motivated Mike Modano would be a great addition to the Wings, regardless of what happens to a spare part or two.

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