Mike Modano may not have his mind officially made up on retirement but his decision might have gotten a little easier when the Dallas Stars announced today they will not offer him a contract for next season.
Modano is a lock Hall of Famer as the all-time American-born leader in goals (557) and points (1,359). He's the Stars' franchise leader in several statistical categories, including games (1,479), goals, assists (802) and points. After 21 seasons, Modano is the team's last link to its days in Minnesota and he joins Jere Lehtinen are the only links to the 1999 Dallas team that won the No Goal Stanley Cup over the Sabres.
GM Joe Nieuwendyk said he wants Modano to join the team in a front-office role -- whenever his career is over -- but Nieuwendyk told the Dallas Morning News he understands the 40-year-old may take a Ray Bourque-like stab at another Stanley Cup with another team. Modano made $2.25 million last season, collecting 14 goals and 16 assists in 59 games.
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