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November 08, 2007

American Idol: Modano Breaks NHL American Scoring Record: Mike Modano needed less than five minutes to break Phil Housley's NHL record for the most points by a U.S.-born player with two goals in the Stars 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. Congrats to this Michigan Born Native.

posted by skydivedad to hockey at 11:46 AM - 6 comments

I was watching his progress through-out the start of this season and maybe enjoying it more than I should considering my disappointment in the Stars for moving this franchise. I guess they've been in Dallas long enough now that it seems OK and Minni does have a new Wild squad. I watched Modano many times early in his career when the North Stars rolled into the Old Chicago Stadium to take on the Blackhawks. We always knew Modano would get a goal or two no matter what the Blackhawks did to the rest of the N. Star squad. He's the kind of player that could strike quickly and unexpectedly, you could never take your eyes off him. It was a great rivalry. Greatest American scorer yes but maybe not the greatest American born player. IMHO that distinction belongs to Chris Chelios. Anyway, Congratulation Mike Modano.

posted by skydivedad at 12:03 PM on November 08

I have an admiration for Mike because he is a home town kid.He is from Livonia,a Western burb of Detroit. I realize that he is getting a little older now but he has allways been a class act,especially in the face of considerable adversity.

posted by sickleguy at 12:15 PM on November 08

I realize that he is getting a little older now but he has allways been a class act,especially in the face of considerable adversity. sickleguy, what adversity are you referring to here? I'm not trying to play gotcha, I just don't know a lot about Modano's history and was just curious about the adversity he has faced, whether hockey-related or otherwise.

posted by holden at 05:30 PM on November 08

As a former Minnesota North Stars season ticket holder who has never quite gotten over the move of the franchise to Dallas, even though I now live in Dallas, I am happy for Modano. Class act for sure.

posted by dviking at 01:14 AM on November 09

He's killed my Oilers often enough, but discussing him with my friends, we had nothing bad to say about him other than he's on the wrong team. Classy player, incredibly skilled, exciting to watch. What more do you want?

posted by alex_reno at 01:21 AM on November 10

And to quibble, Mike Modano is not the leading scorer of players with U.S. citizenship. Bryan Trottier has 1425 points and Brett Hull 1391. >I just don't know a lot about Modano's history and was just curious about the adversity he has faced, whether hockey-related or otherwise. I don't know either, but he did lose a ton of money on some bad investment advice a few year's ago.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:36 AM on November 10

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