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Can Modano Play A Whole Season?

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

It’s not an issue of whether Modano has the will to lace ‘em up in September or October; but what is his will to play out an entire season? That seemed to be an issue in Dallas the past couple of seasons and explains in part why the Stars made the choice to walk away from a player who has been the face of the franchise for two decades.

If we were Wings GM Ken Holland, we’d take a run at Bill Guerin or Paul Kariya to add veteran scoring punch and give one of your young prospects a shot at centering the third line. Less nostalgic, perhaps; but, in the long run, we’re guessing it would be a more productive move with less potential for dressing-room headaches.

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Chris in A^2's avatar

Getting a third line center is the most obvious way to upgrade Detroit’s offense.  They don’t need another guy to play on the wing.  Besides, Kariya would suck if he didn’t score 5 goals against the wings every season.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 07/23/10 at 05:23 PM ET

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