This may sound like gibberish to you, but I think I'm in a tragedy.
Tony Dorsett ... Emmitt Smith ... Mike Modano?!
Mike Modano holds most NHL records for a US born hockey player and nearly all of those for the only team he's known, the Dallas Stars. After his 22nd season many thought he might have played his last game and might retire, though many fans hoped he would play at least one more season.
However, the Dallas Stars have decided that if he does play again, it won't be for the Dallas Stars. Mike Modano may follow in the footsteps of other Dallas greats (e.g., Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith) who finished their stellar careers with other teams.
None of that should have happened, not with Tony, Emmitt, and certainly not the face of the franchise, Mike Modano.
Reportedly, Mike Modano has stated that he still wants to play somewhere, assuming it's a good fit and the right situation. So, he was "upset and disappointed" to learn the news.
I could not be more upset with the management of the Stars and this tragedy. After all Modano's done, I bring him back to play goalie if that's what he wants.
To make matters worse, he's being pursued by the hated Red Wings.
At least Dorsett didn't go to the Redskins. At least Emmitt didn't don Eagles green.
It may be "3 strikes, you're out" for this Stars fan. I took it pretty hard when they let Brett Hull go ... to the Red Wings. I was even more distraught when they let my favorite player, Derrian Hatcher go ... to the Red Wings.
If #9 is wearing Wings Red, the Stars will be dead to me.