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Quotable: Mike Modano on the Dallas Stars

During his news conference in Detroit today Mike Modano talked a little about his former team, the Dallas Stars. Here's what he had to say.

“Just a lot of changeover. Their direction is obviously different. They have a young team and they are trying to rebuild and get back their fan base that they’ve lost over the past two or three years because of our performance there. There’s a just a lot of changeover. There’s a new coach, new GM. The sale of the team is still in limbo. There are just a lot of things that are unanswered right now. I knew that. I understand it was a big decision for Joe [Nieuwendyk] to make that call and that meeting that we had. It was tough. Being there 22 years it was hard to leave and probably even harder for Joe to make that call to me to say they weren’t going to offer me a contract. I understand. I think the reality is I just needed some time to let that pass and to get over that, but when this opportunity came it lit a fire under me.”