Modano to locked out NHL players: 'You're only in the game for so long'

Former North Stars great Mike Modano told ESPN the Magazine that the NHL lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season wasn't worth it. He says the current lockout isn't worth it for the players because they're only in the game for so long.
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