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Modano slump has financial roots

Marian Gaborik has his contract and the Minnesota Wild finally have their superstar back.

Updated: November 3, 2003, 1:59 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
As many suspected, Dallas center Mike Modano hasn't had his head completely on hockey so far this season.

The normally productive two-way superstar has just three goals and seven points after 12 games and was benched near the end of a game against Buffalo early in the season.

Taking on the additional duties as captain after the departure of free agent defenseman Derian Hatcher to Detroit, Modano revealed to Dallas reporters that some bad investments have preoccupied his thoughts this season.

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