While much of this article is almost blaspheme in the Dallas hockey realm, it is true. The early chunk of this season has shown that the Stars can be successful without longtime veterans who had been on the ice for the 1999 Stanley Cup win, especially veteran Mike Modano. Modano played in one regular season game and left early due to a rib injury. It's certainly nothing serious, but I would add that his age has definitely prevented him from healing as quickly as some of the young pups would. While the length of Modano's injury might usually be a concern, it's not. If anything, it has served to show how strong this Stars team is without their longtime veteran center. I expected a while back when Brad Richards was brought in that he was expected to pick up the slack when the day eventually ...
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