You know what they say—when life gives you a foot injury, make the most of it by trying to gain a new perspective on the game while watching from the press box.
Or, at least, that’s what Stars captain Jamie Benn has been doing while sidelined with a foot injury.
But he said stepping back does create a completely different viewfinder. Now, instead of battling through the vision lines on the ice at breakneck speed, he is seeing how plays can go right and how plays can go wrong.
"I watch a lot of positioning and how you can get in places to score," Benn said. "But I also see more that you leave yourself exposed when you're trying to score. You see that the puck can go the other way in a hurry, and that's something I think can help us be better defensively, too."
There’s plenty more from Jamie at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Tonight, the Red Wings are in town, and the puck drops at the AAC at 7:30 p.m.
Coach Lindy Ruff offered an update on Jamie Oleksiak, who was injured during Tuesday’s loss in Anaheim.
Jamie Oleksiak has a hand injury and could be out for a little bit. Nemeth playing with Texas tonight, so expect Stephen Johns in Thursday.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) January 11, 2017
In his latest chat, Mike Heika discussed the Stars players that could attract the most trade deadline interest. His top pick? Patrick Sharp. [SportsDayDFW]
Sean Shapiro’s latest podcast episode covers waivers, Valeri Nichushkin, the upcoming All-Star Game, and more. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
If you’ve been wondering what Patrick Eaves’ No. 1 pet peeve is, well, you’re in luck.
Jake Allen’s recent struggles in net could prompt the Blues to make some goalie moves before the trade deadline. [The Hockey News]
The Wild owe some of their success this season to defenseman Ryan Suter. [Puck Daddy]
Alex Ovechkin recorded his 1,000th (and 1,001st) point last night during the Capitals’ game 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Ben Bishop should be back in net for the Lightning either today or tomorrow. [NHL]
We’ve got our first look at this year’s All-Star Game jerseys. Thumbs up or thumbs down?
TSN gets you ready for the impending trades by breaking down what the league’s Canadian teams are looking. If the Canadiens need a scoring center, could Matt Duchene be a good fit? [TSN]
How the Taylor Hall and Adam Larsson trade is still affecting the trade market. [Sportsnet]
Sean McIndoe on wild card weekend and other things the NHL should steal from the NFL. [The Hockey News]
And finally, don’t forget to visit the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. If you’re on the fence, Erin wrote a post about you can expect.