Not very any Stars fans are pleased about the recent news that it’s Red Wings or retirement for #9. I’m in the minority on this one. From the second Joe announced he wouldn’t resign Modano, I knew that the only team I was okay with Mo going to was the Red Wings.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with letting him play in his hometown. I say hometown because Detroit’s not his home. Dallas is and will always be Mike Modano’s home. Livonia, Michigan is just where it started, and I have no problem with letting his career come full circle with his last season as a hometown favorite.
Detroit actually has sentimental meaning to Mo, unlike Chicago or someone. I’d rather that he play in a place with meaning than a place where he just wants to win.
Of course, he might retire. But that seems unlikely to me.
Whatever decision Mo chooses, I will support him in. All I want is for him to be happy.