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Mike Modano continues to take his time regarding retirement decision

ESPN Dallas’s Richard Durrett reports that Dallas Stars legend and former Red Wings forward Mike Modano plans on deciding whether he will retire or attempt to continue playing by the middle of September, but in the interim, Modano’s availing himself of his post-career options:

“It’s tough to think about letting go because it’s been a part of your life since you were a kid,” Modano said Friday. “You have to see how you feel and how much you want to do it. I’m still on the fence.”

Modano said he’s talked with several of the league’s television broadcast partners about the possibility of working on the air but isn’t sure what might be available. That includes Fox Sports Southwest, which broadcasts most of the Stars’ regular-season games.

“I’ve filled in a few times doing some analysis and enjoyed it,” Modano said. “Talking about the game is easy, but it’s a matter of getting the TV time under your belt where you feel comfortable with your delivery.”

Modano said he’d also be interested in working for the Stars organization once it has a new owner in place. Modano believes he could help with the club’s marketing.

“We need to get the fan base back up and excited again,” Modano said. “I’d be interested in working for them and doing that.”

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42jeff's avatar

Hey Mike…I saw a “Help Wanted” sign at Arby’s here in Minot.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 08/27/11 at 09:38 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

What I want to know is whether he is working out at all.  ‘Cuz if he’s not, he’s done.  (I really think he’s done anyway, but maybe since he’s making noises that he’d like a broadcasting job, he’s trying to keep his name in the news.)

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 08/27/11 at 09:58 AM ET


Mike Modano plans on deciding whether he will retire or attempt to continue playing by the middle of September

Is that 2011?

Posted by BobTheZee on 08/27/11 at 04:34 PM ET


He is acting Favre-ish, which isn’t good, like a guy that won’t go home after the party and it is five am. You need to know when to hang em up, and he is long past time.

Posted by timbits on 08/27/11 at 04:34 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Please stick a fork in it Mike. You are done.

With all due respect, of course.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 08/27/11 at 08:15 PM ET

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