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Monday Links: Seguin Has Rediscovered His Shot

Seguin is finding the back of the net with his one timers. Texas Stars return to Texas. Former Stars GM starts a new App

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Seguin went 11 games without a goal, but now has goals in the last two games. He scored on power play one-timers. Razor on a broadcast talked about how he shortened his sticks to help find his scoring touch again.

In Detroit I was angry about my execution, I had a lot of looks," Seguin said. "So I changed my shot a little, tried to hit it not as hard and maybe a little more accurate, and I had two good looks the last two games.

With the Stars leading the league in power play opportunities, with 98. Any time you can score on the power play helps take the energy out of opposing team’s barns.

It takes energy out of the building," Ruff said when asked about the Stars' penalty kill shutting Colorado down Saturday. "We've seen it where our power play struggles, and it creates too much negative energy in our building.

More from Mike Heika. (DMN)

One guy is probably not too happy with Seguin’s shot

#Avalanche Erik Johnson with broken fibula. If shifted,needs surgery.RTP 6-8wks

Get your Questions for Mike ready:

Practice is today:

Tuesday’s Opponent: The final was 8-3

A new App will allow fans to act as scouts. Its founder is Frank Provenzano who was the Stars assistant GM until Jim Nill was hired. Here is an old feature on him from Mike Heika. (DMN)

Texas Stars

Texas split their weekend series with the Manitoba Moose (Jets) losing 5-4. They finished their road trip with a 1-2 record, They are currently in 6th place in the Pacific Division. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)

You will have plenty of chances to watch the Texas Stars if you haven’t already.


Four of the seven games last night needed a bonus session to determine a winner.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews will be out a little longer as his back injury has not responded well to treatment. Toews has already missed 6 games. (The Score)

Looks like Blues defensmen Kevin Shattenkirk will be on the move next summer in free agency. Shattenkirk is in the last year of his contract, will be looking for a big payday. (NHL Numbers)


Vancouver is only five points out of last place, fans and hockey pundits have been asking for a total rebuild. GM Trevor Linden says not any time soon.

We have Daniel and Henrik Sedin here, who are very important to this organization and icons in the city,” Linden told Sportsnet’s Luke Fox in a one-on-one. “They’re not going anywhere. I don’t know how I walk into the room and tell these guys, ‘Strip it down.’ I’m not sure it’s fair to these guys. There’s different circumstances, be it in Toronto or Carolina or Vancouver, that require different routes (The Hockey News)

One of the more surprising teams this year has been the Columbus Blue Jackets who are 14-5-4 this season and 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. They have done it with players who developed their skills with their AHL affiliate, the Cleveland(formerly Lake Erie) Monsters. The Monsters won last years Calder Cup. (FanRag Sports)

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

A look at five players, including Evgeny Kuznetsov. who were expected to put up big numbers this season but are still struggling two months into the season. (The Hockey News)

Declan Farmer tallied 3 points (2 g 1a) for the US Sled Hockey team, in their 4-0 win over Korea. It was the US team opening game in the 2016 World Sled Hockey Challenge.

The US continues preliminary round action today against Norway. Puck drop is set for 11 a.m. ET and can the game can be seen live on HockeyTV.com. (USA Hockey)

Finally Gordie “Mr Hockey” Howe made a visit to the Lone Star State: