Kimble usually fought bigger than he was. Classic draw.
Mike Modano was the kind of center who needed a tough winger riding shotgun, but was usually not supported by the right linemates in his early years with the North Stars. Consequently he underachieved. Only in hockey would management not get this obvious fact, even after some writer asked Modano how he got space to score billions of goals in the Juniors, and he said "Darin Kimble was my winger, and if there was any nonsense, he took care of it." Duh. Didn't Lou Nanne and his coaches see how Gretzky and Kurri often had a big guy with them? No wonder the Stars are in Dallas now.