Wild talk to Mike Modano about return...

Wild talk to Mike Modano about returning to Minnesota

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 9, 2010, titled Wild talk to Mike Modano about returning to Minnesota. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minnesota Wild have talked to Mike Modano about the possibility of him returning to Minnesota next season, ESPNdallas.com reported today.

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Bo Knows

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 9, 2010
Just what the Wild need. a washed up has been.
GOVIKES

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 9, 2010
BRING HIM BACK....I would love to see him in a Wild uni.

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#3 Jul 9, 2010
The Wild need new uniforms, they are butt ugly
Mike

Mankato, MN

#4 Jul 9, 2010
He'd be a good choice to take Owen Nolan's spot. Every team needs a veteran to lead the young guys, and Modano would love playing in St. Paul every night. Who knows, he might find a permanent spot in the front office after he retires.
Hazen

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 9, 2010
Mike wrote:
He'd be a good choice to take Owen Nolan's spot. Every team needs a veteran to lead the young guys, and Modano would love playing in St. Paul every night. Who knows, he might find a permanent spot in the front office after he retires.
Good point. It would make a nice close out to his career. He would also be a draw for a team whose fans for whom it's no longer enough to just be an NHL team in Minnesota.
washed up

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 9, 2010
Mike wrote:
He'd be a good choice to take Owen Nolan's spot. Every team needs a veteran to lead the young guys, and Modano would love playing in St. Paul every night. Who knows, he might find a permanent spot in the front office after he retires.
Like Bobby Clarke in Philly? Ya right.

Ain't gonna happen
wildsfan

United States

#7 Jul 9, 2010
id like it...
Howard

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 9, 2010
The Wild gm could say that the Wild signing Modano wouldn't be about PR motives or his past history here, but it would be a lie.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#9 Jul 9, 2010
His farewell tour in Minnesota showed him how much these fans still think of him, he may take us up on it.
He was still playing at a very high level when I watched him last year.
Monk

Salem, OR

#10 Jul 9, 2010
40for60 wrote:
His farewell tour in Minnesota showed him how much these fans still think of him, he may take us up on it.
He was still playing at a very high level when I watched him last year.
I agree 40for60. He had 30 pts and his +/- was the same as Brad Richards. Anyone who wouldn't love to see Modano back for a year or two is too young to remember the North Stars. He'd get the longest standing ovation in Wild history and it might help some of us, who are still bitter about losing the team to Dallas, to forget about that for a few minutes..

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#11 Jul 10, 2010
Monk wrote:
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I agree 40for60. He had 30 pts and his +/- was the same as Brad Richards. Anyone who wouldn't love to see Modano back for a year or two is too young to remember the North Stars. He'd get the longest standing ovation in Wild history and it might help some of us, who are still bitter about losing the team to Dallas, to forget about that for a few minutes..
I was working in Hopkins during that time, listening to the North Stars playing in the Stanley Cup with Jon Casey in goal. Norm was a popular, affable man who would mingle with the crowds regularly all the while scheming up the move.
I quit watching NHL after Mr. Green packed their bags, but Modano will always be a symbol of what could have been, and the fans would love to see him skate for a couple of years.
Good to hear from you again Monk.
Dave

Lakeville, MN

#12 Jul 10, 2010
What the Wild should do is sign Modano and change the jerseys to the Old North Star Jerseys......That would be sweet..
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#13 Jul 10, 2010
Will he, won't he. This is starting to sound alot like a Brett Favre thing.
toivo 2 feathers

Wenatchee, WA

#14 Jul 10, 2010
Bo Knows wrote:
Just what the Wild need. a washed up has been.
No kidding,will he bring a stick or a CANE? Bring back Dino Ciccerelli to and we can have an old timers game!
Ralph

Searles, MN

#15 Jul 10, 2010
Hard to build a uniform around the word or name "Wild."

Anyways, signing Modano would have been great 10 yrs ago. But at this point realistically, its all a publicity stunt to sell tickets because Fletch couldnt do his job and sign a name to the club.

Kolvy is still a free agent - whats the problem not signing him?

Because he isnt interested in playing with guys over 40 and players like those whose last name ends in Sheppard.

Same can be said for the other names that were FA and signed with other teams instead. This club will never be better than mediocre until they start thinking a little more like the fans do and a little less like a business operation.
wildsfan

United States

#16 Jul 10, 2010
well it might be the only shot the wild have now because next year koivu,brunnette,miettinen,koba sow,shepard are ufas,.. then the year after that burns, barker, zanon, are all ufas, no way we can keep all of them and brunett will most likely retire after this year. although we dont have a team ready now werejust going to be rebuilding for the next few years anyways, might aswell bring in modano for a chance you might get the spark you need to get over the top.
Monk

Salem, OR

#17 Jul 10, 2010
40for60 wrote:
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I was working in Hopkins during that time, listening to the North Stars playing in the Stanley Cup with Jon Casey in goal. Norm was a popular, affable man who would mingle with the crowds regularly all the while scheming up the move.
I quit watching NHL after Mr. Green packed their bags, but Modano will always be a symbol of what could have been, and the fans would love to see him skate for a couple of years.
Good to hear from you again Monk.
Always good to talk with you 40for60. I also blame Lou Nanne- the mediocre hockey player and incompetent GM who bent over for the whole deal. Nanne is the most over-rated guy in MN hockey history. He's a legend in his own mind.
The North Stars and Fighting Saints under Sonmor were the most entertaining hocky clubs to watch. You're right. Bring back Modano so us old guys can get some closure to that whole sorry episode. Winnipeg went through the same sh1t. The Jets also had some kick butt years. Monk
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#18 Jul 11, 2010
washed up wrote:
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Like Bobby Clarke in Philly? Ya right.
Ain't gonna happen
I didn't say he'd be a GM or coach. He could be an assistant to the owner, or an assistant coach, or a scout, or help out with the minor league teams. You don't play 20 years in the NHL and walk away stupid.
umm

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jul 11, 2010
Modano wants to win. I just don't see him landing here, but who knows...

(they would win a few more w/his help)
HockeyFan

Burleson, TX

#20 Jul 13, 2010
Modano is still a great player and when he is playing with other players that match his speed you can see that. Dallas has done Modano wrong all the way back to when he was wearing the C. They blamed him for not making it to the playoffs when it was Turco that was the problem. Stars should have said sign for 1 more season or retire. Then they could have given a better send off to the greatest American born hockey player and the face of hockey in Dallas.
I don't think its about the $. I think that its about playing with a team he hasn't been playing with his whole career and made a name for himself. Its called loyalty. Loyalty to the fans that he has and to the Dallas Stars. I for one will still be his fan whatever he does.

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