You can count Patrick Sharp among Tyler Seguin's believers. Following the Stars' training camp scrimmage on Sunday, the former Blackhawk had nothing but positive things to say about his new teammate.
"It's like just throw the puck in his area, and get yourself a few points," said Sharp, who assisted on both Seguin goals. "I'm very impressed with Tyler."
Seguin and Sharp will probably play with captain Jamie Benn when he is ready to compete.
"You can put lines together in the offseason, but until you get out there on the ice and work through the kinks, you don't really know," Sharp said. "It's a process, and you have to get better week by week. The first thing you want to do is come together as a team, and for me being the new guy, I can feel the chemistry building already."
Coach Lindy Ruff also jumped in to compliment Seguin on his performance during the scrimmage—which Seguin's team won 5-2.
"The speed combined with the shot ... I don't know what's quicker: how fast he skated or how fast he shot it," said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. "It really does put him in a dynamic category. One step, and he creates his own ice, and then the shot is so quick the goalie flat out is not ready for it."
Unfortunately, the dangerous duo of Seguin and Sharp meant that the Green Team was forced to do a little extra skating.
You can read the rest of Sharp's comments about the scrimmage—plus Seguin's thoughts on 3-on-3 OT—right this way. [DMN]
Not that y'all need a reminder, but the Stars' first preseason game is tomorrow! (!!!!!)
If you weren't able to watch yesterday's scrimmage, no worries. We've got plenty of recaps ready for you to read. First, check out Josh's observations. After that, check out Mark Stepneski's take on Day 3 of camp. Then, head over to Wrong Side of the Red Line for a few more thoughts, and top everything off with a little bit of 100 Degree Hockey.
Jamie and Jordie Benn shared their memories of playing for the Peninsula Panthers in North Saanich, B.C., aka Kraft Hockeyville 2015. [NHL]
The Benns also talked about their relationship with Larry Orr, local skate sharpener, who Jamie described like this:
"[He was] almost like the Hans from the Mighty Ducks movie to everybody," Benn said. "He's a father figure to everyone, friendly to everyone and he's just a big part of my life still for sure."
There's more on Orr and his impact on the brothers at the link. [NHL]
According to a report from CTV Calgary, Todd Ewen's death has been ruled a suicide. [CBS Sports]
James Reimer will be sporting a new "Optimus Reim" mask this season.
Some players may be excited about the prospect of 3-on-3 overtime, but the Flyers' Steve Mason is fairly certain it's going to be a "nightmare" for goalies. [Puck Daddy]
Ryan Whitney announced his retirement from the NHL.
From Andrew Hammond's wild run to the heartfelt letter penned by Jordan Leopold's daughter, here are the top 5 feel-good stories of the 2014-15 season. [The Hockey News]
And finally, P.K. Subban: He's a generous guy and does a pretty good Don Cherry impression.