A player of Mike Modano's caliber and stature in the NHL certainly gets his share of press coverage. The Hockey News ranks Modano #32
among the most powerful and influential people in hockey; what he does in the game, and what he has to say about the game, provides
plenty of fodder for writers at both the local and national level.
It's no coincidence the Stars fare much better with Modano in the lineup that they do when he's on the sidelines. His GQ looks
make him one of the League's most marketable properties and he is one of only a few players that people (in the NHL) will actually
listen to when he speaks about the state of hockey." The Hockey News,
January 4, 2002
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