Just wondering what people thought of maybe signing him to a one yr deal. IMO DL would be smart to at least invite him to training camp. Obviously his numbers have really dropped the last few years but he was one of SJ's better players in the playoffs against ANA in 2008-09. Thoughts?
Also Modin really seemed to fit in well on the 3rd line with Handzus and Simmonds. He also played well in the playoffs. Maybe a one yr deal around $1M allowing Poni to take the top line LW spot?
I would not mind bringing back Modin for under 2m on a one year.
I think it's highly unlikely that it's going to happen now that they've signed Ponikarovsky.
Modin was apparently acquired because he was comparable to Ponikarovsky who they couldn't get at the trade deadline. As in, now that they have their Lexus they don't have to keep the cheaper Toyota model that they rented in the meanwhile.
He (Ponikarovsky) was a guy we went after hard at the trade deadline. Then when we couldn’t get him, we went to a guy with, I guess, a similar m.o., in Freddy Modin. You can see that the m.o. is the same, but I think that this guy, because he skates so well, was considered Option A at the trade deadline.