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New NHL, new attitude equals old Mike Modano

1/18/2006 - NHL Mike Modano Dallas Stars + more

It's easy to spot Mike Modano in the hockey universe. The center is a star among Stars. Or, as Dallas GM Doug Armstrong puts it, "He's the face of our franchise."

And still a baby face, despite his 35 years and a host of recent troubles: a trusted financial adviser who mismanaged Modano's millions, his career-worst 2003-'04 season, the lockout and a near divorce from the club that drafted him first overall in 1988.