"I'm a little bit anxious over what type of reception I'll get. Obviously, I've had a lot of great moments here and spent a big chunk of my life here … almost half of it. I've had meaningful experiences with the fans and the teams here, trying to build the game of hockey in Texas and not simply Dallas alone. I think it'll be a warm reception for a little until they see the Wings."
-- Mike Modano
For the first time in almost two decades, he was gearing up in the visitor's locker room. So, how did it go Mike?
"It was a little bit strange," Modano said. "I've never been in there, so I was little lost at times finding where to go. But I'm sure I'll get that figured out before tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US) and try to stay calm and take some deep breaths to get through it."
Prior to signing a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Wings in the offseason, Modano spent the previous 16 playing in Dallas, plus the four previous seasons with the Minnesota North Stars prior to their relocation to the Lone Star State following the 1992-93 season.