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by Paul on 08/02/05 at 07:36 PM ET
The Stars are close to signing center Mike Modano to a long-term deal, almost assuring that he will finish his career with one team. "We’ve had a number of productive conversations today and from my understanding we’re very close to a deal," Stars owner Tom Hicks said. "But I do not yet have confirmation on it."update 7:39pm, Brian Lawton, agent for Modano was just on Vancouver radio, said decision will be made either later tonight or by noon tomorrow. Three teams interested in Mike, Dallas, Boston and one not mentioned. update 8:10pm, Stars have offered $3.5 million per year for 5 years. That would take him to age 40. update via TSN,
After speculation that he may be on the move to another city, it appears that Mike Modano will remain - and most likely finish his career - with the Dallas Stars. According to RDS.ca, Modano signed a five-year deal to remain with the same organization that drafted him in 1988. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. On Monday, reports indicated that Modano would sign with one of three teams that were courting the forward's services - the Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
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