Veteran suprised by team's approach
The Stars payroll slashing has not trickled down to Mike Modano, who will make at least $9 million this season.
Updated: October 3, 2003, 3:24 PM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Dallas Stars -- Dallas fans weren't the only ones disappointed in the Stars' sudden halt in free spending this summer.
Stars center Mike Modano suspects the claims of $40 million in losses by the Texas Rangers, which is also owned by Stars owner Tom Hicks, were to blame for cost-cutting that led to the departure of free agent defenseman Derian Hatcher to Detroit.
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