Thursday, July 8, 2010

Detroit or Retirement

That is what Mike Modano is saying.

Tuesday the Red Wings organization flew in Mike Modano from Dallas to meet with GM Ken Holland and Head Coach Mike Babcock. They discussed what his role would be with the team (centering the thrid line with Dan Cleary and the returning Jiri Hudler).

After their lunch meeting they headed over to Comerica Park and watching the Detroit Tigers game from the owners suite.

During the game Modano made the statement that he had narrowed down his future as either retirement or he will play in Detroit and done a Winged Wheel before he retires.

Modano a hometown guy would be completing the cycle of his career. He may have played his entire NHL career with the (North) Stars but he got his start in the Metro Detroit area. A native of Westland, Michigan (which I also have lived for a period of time) he got his start playing in the now Mike Modano Arena and playing with the Little Ceasers hockey program which skated at none other than the Joe Louis Arena.

If Modano is to sign with the Red Wings he will join other local players: Brian Rafalski, Drew Miller and Justin Abdelkader (currnetly RFA).

Maybe for kicks and giggles he can play a game or two centering Miller and Abdelkader so we can have "The Hometown Heroes Line" Just a thought.

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