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08:19 AM ET 08.01 | One of the creature comforts of pro sports is the luxury of charter travel -- except, according to Mike Modano, in Detroit. He wasn't so thrilled about the travel in the playoffs, especially when he knew he probably wasn't going to be playing. "Back and forth to Phoenix and back and forth to San Jose?" Modano said in that interview with a Dallas radio station. "On that little puddle-jumper they got? We gotta stop in Nebraska and refuel? Fill up the gas tank and go the rest of the way to San Jose? That bird can't make it on one tank of gas." ... "[Brett Hull] brought up the plane, you know, wait till you see this thing, but he never mentioned if you go to the West Coast, you gotta stop somewhere to get some gas. I'm like, what?"

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August 1, 2011  08:29 AM ET

This from a guy who thrashed his room at the Olympic village in Nagano....

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August 1, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Bye Mike, don't let the door hit you in the A$$.

August 1, 2011  09:08 AM ET

And not only that Lidstrom always used all the toilet paper in the bathroom!

August 1, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Cry me a river Mike. I guess even hockey has it's version of prima donas.

August 1, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Cry me a river Mike. I guess even hockey has it's version of prima donas.

He's a BIG ARSE, Grade A, Government Certified PRIMA DONA! He's come a long way from riding the bus in Prince Albert, Sasketchewan.

August 1, 2011  09:31 AM ET

Yep, must be a halfedass operation there in Detroit. That thing is held together by duct.

That's just the plane that the scrubs have to fly in, the real players make it there on one tank of gas. This does nothing to help with your rep of being spoiled, Mikey. Maybe you coulda used some of that money from your investments to help spring for something better.

August 1, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Cry me a river Mike. I guess even hockey has it's version of prima donas.

I can't say it but you get the idea. Mikey you're a .......

August 1, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This from a guy who thrashed his room at the Olympic village in Nagano....

Apparently lost while refueling in Nebraska, Modano didn't get to read the official memo. I post it here for his benefit:

"Dear Mike: Your dead weight is messing with my plane's fuel efficiency. I would appreciate it if you stayed in Nebraska for a while!"
Sincerely,
Mike Ilitch

P.S. Make that a very long while!

August 1, 2011  09:56 AM ET

They should have stored him with the rest of their baggage. There is no reason he should have had access to a flight itinerary.

August 1, 2011  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This from a guy who thrashed his room at the Olympic village in Nagano....

Well ... he didn't like their sushi.

August 1, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Apparently lost while refueling in Nebraska, Modano didn't get to read the official memo. I post it here for his benefit: "Dear Mike: Your dead weight is messing with my plane's fuel efficiency. I would appreciate it if you stayed in Nebraska for a while!"Sincerely,Mike IlitchP.S. Make that a very long while!

Bing! Winner so far. (Although Canuck's is a very, very, very close second.......that is I think so. What exactly are you saying Canuck? C'mon say it, say it).

August 1, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Apparently lost while refueling in Nebraska, Modano didn't get to read the official memo. I post it here for his benefit: "Dear Mike: Your dead weight is messing with my plane's fuel efficiency. I would appreciate it if you stayed in Nebraska for a while!"Sincerely,Mike IlitchP.S. Make that a very long while!

Excellent!!

August 1, 2011  11:04 AM ET

So the plane was as crappy as his play last year.

August 1, 2011  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Apparently lost while refueling in Nebraska, Modano didn't get to read the official memo. I post it here for his benefit: "Dear Mike: Your dead weight is messing with my plane's fuel efficiency. I would appreciate it if you stayed in Nebraska for a while!"Sincerely,Mike IlitchP.S. Make that a very long while!

Hah Good one. If he evers plays again, he might get the nickname from a certain football player, "Night train Madano"

August 1, 2011  11:31 AM ET

Of all the things to whine about. I definitely think Ruslan Salei must've scrambled his brains back in the day.

August 1, 2011  11:50 AM ET

Sorry there Mikey but the Wings spend there money on scouting, development ,equipment. You know, the little things that have produced 6 Stanley Cup appearences since 1996. Don't be a lollipop.

August 1, 2011  11:52 AM ET

Obviously, Mike M would rather have gotten out and walked - preferably in midflight!

August 1, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Ya give this chump another ("Charity") year to play in his home town and this is what you get.
T.S Mikey, stay out of Motown we didn't need you in the first place!

 
August 1, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Cops in Dallas called him Mike Madonna. What a sorry excuse for a hockey player. I hear the Penguins are looking for a linemate for Cindy Crosby.

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