According to ESPNDallas.com, the Detroit Red Wings
are making a concerted effort to bring Michigan native Mike Modano
"They're selling it pretty hard," Modano told the web site. "Having a team like Detroit really interested in me is flattering. I could have some fun playing with some great players and a great organization. There's a lot of upside to it. But for me, I need to figure out in my head what I want to do."
Last week, the Dallas Stars
announced they would not re-sign the 40-year-old Modano, the top scoring American player in NHL history. (1,359 points and 557 goals).
"He's a local boy, a [future] Hall of Famer, yeah, I'm interested," Detroit GM Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press when free agency began last week. "We've had good success through the years in getting the most out of players that are nearing the end."