"I'm still trying to sell my house in Long Island and move on." The Islanders' former franchise goaltender is now playing for the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, the minor-league affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.
He had given up nine goals in two starts and sat out last night's game against the Chicago Wolves.20 beats the Minnesota Wild 4-2 for his first NHL win since March 20, 2001.
I havent met a whole lot of Hockey Personalities in my time but here is a list of the guys I met and how they were.
For a lifelong Habs fan like good old Spaz, it must have been disappointing for Gainey to be such a jerk.
Gainey, if you're reading this, please phone Spaz and apologize.
Rick Di Pietro was the first goaltender ever drafted No.
Jimmy Mann came into my dressing room in bantams and handed out these ridiculous giant cards (kraft foods, maybe??Who can forget my red-headed wood pecker teammate shouting out "Chris Nilan can kick your ass anyday!!The Good: Mario Lemieux Roger Neilson Zarley Zalapski Mark Recchi Mike Lange John Cullen Paul Coffey Marty Broduer Brian Rafalski Scott Stevens Mike Gartner Pat Verbeek Tom Barrasso - I've seen him be a jerk too but he was nice to me.The Bad: Eric Lindros Barry Melrose Richard Park Mark Messier Bruce Driver Neil Smith The Ugly: Rob Brown - I wouldn't say he was a bad guy but when I met him in 88 he came across as such a slob.He's not as bombastic as he seems on TV and actuall I had an intellectual conversation with him and then got a nice picture."I never would have imagined playing anywhere else, but it's part of the business and you move on.; born June 7, 1970) is a retired American professional ice hockey player, who played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise.He is the all-time goal-scoring and points leader amongst American-born players in the NHL, as well as the last active player in the NHL who played for the North Stars when the team was in Minnesota.Modano was drafted first overall by the North Stars in 1988, and after the team moved to Texas he helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999.Modano played his final NHL season with his hometown team, the Detroit Red Wings.Modano is considered one of the most influential figures in popularizing hockey in Texas and the southern United States.Modano was born in Livonia, Michigan, the third child and only son of Michael, Sr. He grew up in Highland Township, and due to causing problems at school with his mischievous behavior, a friend of his father suggested to put Modano in a team sport to get him controlled. was a fan of hockey, and decided to teach ice skating to seven-year-old Modano.