From Larry Lage via the Vancouver Sun:
“It’s just time,” he said in a phone interview from Dallas, taking a break between playing 36 holes of golf. “I didn’t get any calls after July 1 and I figured that was it.”
Only it wasn’t. Modano said Vancouver assistant general manager Lorne Henning offered him a chance last week to continue his career with the Canucks.
“I told him I had to pass because I hadn’t touched a weight or unzipped my bag since we lost in San Jose,” he said.
Sigh. As a Canucks fan, all I hear is that phrase, “It’s not you, it’s me!” Like a guy trying to gently turn discourage a plain girl’s advances.