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Modano’s Uncertain Future

From Mike Heika at The Dallas Morning News,

The face of the franchise has led the team since the Minnesota North Stars drafted him first overall in 1988. But with Ribeiro, 27, signed up at $5 million a year, the career of Modano, 37, appears in flux.

“To tell you the truth, I’m not really sure what my role on the team is,” Modano said Tuesday before the Stars left town for tonight’s game in Chicago. “I think it’s changing.”

The Stars have pondered Modano’s transition for a few seasons. He could follow the pattern of Joe Niuewendyk and spend the last two years of his contract as the No. 2 center – complete with a gold watch and Conn Smythe Trophy.

But there’s a problem with that scenario.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mike+modano, mike+ribeiro

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