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by Paul on 07/17/10 at 08:59 PM ET
from Chris McCosky of the Detroit News,
The Red Wings aren’t pressuring him, that’s for sure. General manager Ken Holland has presented his offer—apparently for one-year and $1.25 million (more than I’d been speculating)—and whether Modano takes it will not impact Holland’s ability to re-sign restricted free agents Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm.
The Wings can wait; too bad so many of their fans can’t. It seems that an alarmingly large number of Red Wings fans, at least from the e-mails I’ve been getting, want to vilify Modano.
“If Modano doesn’t want to play here, forget him,” has been a common sentiment.
“What, is he too Hollywood for the Red Wings now?” is another.
It is not like that. Just because he didn’t immediately fall all over himself to sign with the Wings doesn’t mean he disrespected the organization. Just because he hasn’t yet accepted the $1.25 million offer doesn’t mean he feels slighted or he’s holding out for more.
Ha, I think the same people who are emailing Chris eat at where I had breakfast today. That is all anyone wanted to talk to me about, “why hasn’t Modano signed with the Wings yet…”
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