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Preds Step On Lites’ Nerves

from the Dallas Morning News:

Nashville Predators management did a disservice to the game of hockey Saturday night by not informing the crowd of Mike Modano’s achievements, Stars president Jim Lites said Sunday.
And further, coach Barry Trotz’s comments praising Jordin Tootoo for showing calm when punching Stephane Robidas was “patently ridiculous,” according to Lites.
“Their owner, management, public relations people, coaching staff – I think they all failed the game,” Lites said. “It’s because of people like Mike Modano that they even have a team in Nashville. He has helped pioneer the game in the South, and for him to be treated like that in a milestone moment ... it’s just a horrible thing.”

“I understand it’s a competitive situation, but we’re also working together to sell the game,” Lites said. “They get more money from revenue sharing than any team in the league, they voted against the new schedule because they wanted to have an easier schedule for themselves. They take and take and take and take and never give back, and I’m sick of it.”

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added 8:35am, via David Vest of the Arizona Republic,

It is also unfortunate that fans in Nashville could not see the big picture and/or are not hockey-savvy enough to appreciate what they witnessed.
Spectators inside the Gaylord Entertainment Center reportedly booed and mocked Modano after he scored his record-setting goal late in the third period of a nasty game the Predators won 3-2.

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Another Cheap Hit

from Scott Morrison of the CBC,

Quite likely, Tootoo will receive a suspension of at least a few games and the league makes headlines again for all the wrong reasons, which again raises the question of whether harder, black-and-white penalties need to be in place for any kinds of blows to the head. Of course, had Tootoo and Robidas been actually fighting, he would have been applauded for the knockout.
And what about sticking up for star players getting hit, is that line between answering a clean or dirty check becoming a little blurred?
Just asking…

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Modano Break Record - Attention Elsewhere

from the Dallas Morning News,

This wasn’t the way Mike Modano drew it up.
Modano scored two goals, Nos. 502 and 503 of his career, to break Joe Mullen’s record and become the greatest American-born goal-scorer in NHL history Saturday night….
On the other, the crowd of 17,113 took out its frustration for Tootoo getting penalized, booing Modano at the end of the third period and rumbling the “Modano’s a baby” chant on several occasions.

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added 10:15am, Check out the tribute video (will open wmp video) the Dallas Stars produced for Modano…

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Jordin Tootoo, Mike Modano, Stephane Robidas

From John Glennon at The Tennessean,

Modano did set a career record for goals by a U.S.-born player, but it was the Predators who snapped a five-game losing streak to the Stars with a 3-2 win in front of a sellout crowd at Nashville Arena.
The Predators hit the 100-point mark for the second consecutive season and – based on what Colorado did late Saturday – may have clinched a third straight playoff berth.
The contest took an ugly turn with 3:39 remaining, following Jordin Tootoo’s hard hit on Modano. Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas skated hard toward Tootoo in defense of Modano, but Tootoo spun around and flattened Robidas with a punch to the jaw.


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At Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page,

Robidas was taken off the ice on a stretcher and then was taken to a Nashville hospital. He suffered a concussion. He was released from the hospital Saturday night and will be re-evaluated in Dallas on Sunday.

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Video of Tootoo hit:

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Morrow Activated By Stars

from the CP via NHL.com,

Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow was activated from the injured reserve list on Tuesday after missing 33 games with severed tendons in his right wrist.
Morrow was stepped on during a game in Chicago on Dec. 26 and had surgery immediately afterwards. He’ll join the Stars on their road trip in Nashville and is expected to play against the Predators on Saturday night.
In 28 games for Dallas this season, Morrow had 20 points (10-10) and 29 penalty minutes.

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Modano Nets 500th

via the AP at Fox Sports,

Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars became the 39th player in NHL history and the second born in the United States to reach 500 goals Tuesday night.
He scored with 10:24 left in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 36-year-old native of Livonia, Mich., beat Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki with a quick shot from in front of the net for his 15th goal of the season. That pulled Modano within two of Joe Mullen for the career lead among U.S.-born players.

image pic via the AP

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Ribeiro Feels He Was Not Treated Properly

from the Montreal Gazette,

Last season, on the few occasions in which he was a healthy scratch, Ribeiro could be found in the Bell Centre press box, entertaining himself.
“I was probably not interested in the gym and working out as much as they would have liked,” Ribeiro said.
“But the bottom line is that when I played, I tried my hardest and tried to help the team win.
“I think I was treated unfairly in Montreal. They just wanted to get rid of me, and they did it. They probably had their reasons.”

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