Modano's No. 9 to be immortalized

Ceremony in a packed house is fitting for player who popularized game in Texas

Updated: March 7, 2014, 4:21 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas-- Mike Modano has aged, though you can't really tell it by looking at him.

That young kid with the broad smile and the ability to skate circles around nearly anyone on the ice is sitting at a Starbucks on a chilly February morning not too far from Dr Pepper StarCenter, where another group of young kids is practicing and pushing to try to make the postseason.

Modano looks as though all he'd have to do is lace up the skates and he could play today. ...

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