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Modano Returns To Dallas

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,

Wings coach Mike Babcock said he intends to start Modano’s line, which includes Dan Cleary and Jiri Hudler, in Dallas tonight.

“He didn’t finish the way he wanted,” Babcock said.

“That’s life. They’ve moved on and so has he. I hope he plays great and gets three.

“His line will start. They’ll get a chance to be out there during the national anthem. They’ll get a chance to introduce him.

“That stuff is important.”


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Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

in Dallas tonight.

ha had to check the schedule just to make sure things didnt get moved up a day.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 10/13/10 at 10:33 PM ET

Chris from NOHS's avatar

Yeah. Me too.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Denver CO on 10/13/10 at 11:16 PM ET

AngryMrStayPuft's avatar

The Windsor Star tends to post the stories from the next day’s print edition as soon as they are filed.

Posted by AngryMrStayPuft from Windsor, ON on 10/13/10 at 11:20 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

“That stuff is important.”

Yes it is Uncle Mike, and the fact you pay attention to “that stuff” lends more credence to the best organization in hockey.

Smart, very smart.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/13/10 at 11:30 PM ET

perfection's avatar

this reminds me of when he started the grind line for DMac’s first game at the Joe in his comeback. those three rarely, if ever, saw the ice again together besides that first shift of that first game, but Babs knew that line needed to be announced one last time. and the crowd went friggin wild. that stuff really IS important. Modano is going to get the final standing O he deserves in Dallas. hell, it’ll probably be the loudest roar that building hears all year.

and seriously, i think i love mike babcock… i mean, like more than a coach. red face

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 10/14/10 at 02:56 AM ET

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