For many people, having the respect of ones peers is one of the highest forms of praise they could receive.
Tyler Seguin is getting some of that praise now from an unexpected place -- Patrick Kane. You could consider Kane and Seguin to be two peas in a pod. Both have a history of running into issues off the ice. They've both been labeled as "partiers." Both are young players that haven't yet hit their prime. They're also both very talented and quite fun to watch on the ice.
So when a pretty good player in his own right says this about Seguin....
"[Tyler's] a great player," Kane said after Saturday's morning skate at the AAC. "When you play with him, he has every tool in the book as far as skill-wise. When I played with him, I thought he was the best player I ever played with over in Switzerland. It shows what he can do. He has tremendous speed. He has a great shot. He can play the game very well offensively, and he's very smart too. I'm happy for him that he's gotten off to this start." [ESPN]
....you can't help but be excited about the fact that he's now part of the core of your favorite team.
By the way, Seguin scored a goal last night which ties him for the team lead in points with captain Jamie Benn and leads the team in goals with seven. It's one of the positives to take out of the game last night. Speaking of....
- Mike Heika breaks down the Stars' loss to the Blackhawks in his recap. [Dallas Morning News]
- Second City Hockey has a nice round up of stats from the game last night. [Second City Hockey]
- Defenseman Aaron Rome is optimistic about his progress in coming back from offseason hip surgery after playing with the Texas Stars. [Sports Day DFW]
- Apparently Alex Ovechkin is a fan of the mid-game proposal. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
- I think the folks over at Copper and Blue may be reaching their breaking point with the place the Edmonton Oilers are at currently. [Copper and Blue] Check out the "breaking news" banner on this story also and tell me you didn't giggle.
- Don Cherry thinks the Maple Leafs threw goaltender James Reimer "to the wolves" by starting him in Boston. [Pro Hockey Talk]
- Matt Moulson, newest Star killer, has been with the Buffalo Sabres for about two weeks since getting traded there. He was benched for nearly half of the Sabres' loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Because that makes sense having a 30 goal scorer sitting on the bench in a game where you only managed to score twice. [CBS Sports]
- Nice piece on newest Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer. [Puck Daddy]
- In the arena last night, Jamie Benn made the NHL's top 10 goal countdown -- at #1. Let's relive it!