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Modano Shooting For 50

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Somewhere in Mike Modano’s new place in Detroit, there is a slip of paper or Post-it note where he’s penciled in what he thinks he’s capable of producing in his new hockey home.

It doesn’t mean anything necessarily, but something to remind him of where he’s at, where he needs to go.

“I think you need to do that. I just need to know, see those things written down, and you wake up every day trying to accomplish them,” Modano said in an interview after the Wings’ workout at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday. “If they’re written down and you’re looking at them, I think it’s good for guys.”

So what did the 40-year-old center write down?

“I wrote down 20 and 30—20 goals, 30 assists,” Modano said. “I think with the talent and the possibility of playing a little power play there and whatnot, [it] could be close to that.”

continued and watch the video report below from Burnside as he visited Detroit in his camp tour…

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I saw the headline and my first thought was that he wants to play another ten years.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 09/23/10 at 06:21 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

That’s very smart.  That’s what the Wings want from him.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/23/10 at 10:25 PM ET

Baroque's avatar

Those seem very reasonable numbers but still enough of a challenge that it is worth pushing for.

That’s very smart.  That’s what the Wings want from him.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/23/10 at 08:25 PM ET

That is a relief. I get very queasy when a player and his team have very different expectations - it never ends well.

Now he just has to stay healthy and not pull a groin muscle or snap a ligament or something.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 09/24/10 at 08:41 AM ET

landsharkhockey's avatar

I think he’s capable of 20 games and 30 embarassing moments.  Hang it up, Mike.

Posted by landsharkhockey on 09/24/10 at 09:40 AM ET

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