Monday, October 02, 2006

Modano unhappy with losing 'C'

The Fan 590 had Dallas Stars beat writer Mike Heika on this morning, and he's speaking to all things Stars — including the move by the team to essentially demote Mike Modano from captain to assistant captain and make the younger Brendan Morrow captain.

Heika says Modano's miffed with the move — which sounds like bad news for the Stars.

Among other revelations, Heika says Patrik Stefan hasn't played well through camp and that fans in Texas have very little faith in Marty Turco after his postseason collapse in April.

In all, he doesn't paint a very positive picture of what's in store for Dallas this year.

3 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, October 02, 2006, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

And Dallas is going to have 8 extra divisional games against Western Conference favorites San Jose and Anaheim. Even Los Angeles and Phoenix have improved in the Pacific.

Dallas is in for a long season.

 
At 12:03 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

I don't get it -- what's in it for Dallas to alienate their longest serving player and key guy? This just seems like creating a problem where none existed. Morrow probably would have been just as happy with an "A", and the players probably don't care one way or another.

 
At 12:22 PM, October 02, 2006, Blogger fauxrumors said...

1) Modano and star management have been on poor terms for a couple of years now. It wasn't a slam dunk he would be resigned when his last contract was up, but management was fearful of losing their marquis guy at the time.
2) Now, after last year's dismal playoff they aren't going to pull punches. Modano can be had if the right deal came along. Though with his salary its unlikely

 

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