MR. ICE GUY
Thirteen years in the league and still skating strong, Dallas
Stars center Mike Modano
is taking to the ice this season in the brand-new American
Airlines Center. At 31, Modanos already racked up franchise
records, including most goals, most points, and most game-winning
goals. Here are his thoughts on the ice ahead.
AW: What do you think about the new playing surface?
MM: With new cooling designs, the ice is harder and faster.
The pipes are closer together than at Reunion, which will
help with speed, especially in the warmer months.
AW: Anything youll miss about Reunion Arena?
MM: The nostalgia and all of the good memories. Reunion was
our home since moving to Dallas from Minnesota. We won a Stanley
Cup playing in Reunion and the fans were always loud and into
AW: Whats up with the five oclock shadow you always
seem to sport during a game?
MM: Coincidence. I dont shave every day, but it isnt
anything I do for any special reason.
AW: Any ritual youll bring to the new arena to help
pump you up for the game?
MM: Usually we will listen to hard rock music in the locker
JAMES E. MAYFIELD
Extra: Modano is center of attention as Stars enter second
moving within five points of Neal Broten's franchise record
of 867 career points
Modano session, 01/11/01
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