Mike Modano still receives love from Minnesota, too
DALLAS -- Mike Modano expects some waterworks. The face of one franchise from two different cities will have his No. 9 retired before Saturday night's Dallas Stars-Wild game. "I'll get the first sentence or two out, and it'll be a struggle from there," Modano, the Stars/Minnesota North Stars franchise leader in virtually every category, said. "It's going to be tough." The Stars didn't spare any expense. A 184-page book that chronicles the life of the highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history is on sale at retiring9.com. Friends began flowing into town Thursday for a golf outing and private dinner Friday. Following a "green carpet" arrival, Saturday's ceremony will begin 90 ...