Mike Modano told us Wednesday: He won't know whether he's retiring till, most likely, July -- after he turns 40 and around the time the training camp bell rings. And there are myriad other factors at work as well, among them whether or not there's a new owner in place who wants him around (unless, of course, he winds up with a piece of the team or is offered a management position). All he knew for sure Wednesday was that his maybe-could-be-possibly final game as a Dallas Star at the American Airlines Center was going to be "a little tough to handle."
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Not so tough he couldn't rack up a few final points -- including the oh-my-God shootout winner -- in the 3-2 victory over Anaheim. But tough enough, as evidenced by the video above. There may be no crying in baseball. But in hockey? Pass the hankie.