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Stars to retire Mike Modano's No. 9

Updated: March 7, 2014, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Even if the next face of the franchise is in the building when the Dallas Stars retire Mike Modano's No. 9, any comparison will fall short.

This is the guy who made hockey cool in Dallas as many fans were just trying to figure out what they were watching. This is the guy who knew how daunting the task was the moment he arrived from puck-mad Minnesota two decades ago.

Sure, Jamie Benn or Tyler Seguin could be the one leading the Stars back to championship contention one ...

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