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Jim Lites took to the media yesterday to air the team’s frustration with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin’s recent perfromance. Plus, roster moves, the team’s top prospects, and more.

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In case you missed it, Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites took to the media yesterday to voice the recent frustration he and owner Tom Gaglardi are having with the play of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

From The Athletic:

“These guys are not good enough. They’re not good enough for me, they’re not good enough for the owner, and they’re certainly not good enough for the general manager, who I can’t speak for, but it’s not good enough for the job he’s done,” Lites added. “But we’ve had meeting after meeting after meeting. The accountability on the ice is not there.

From the Dallas News:

“We don’t question their desire to win, but they think it’s easy, and that’s what bothers me. There’s just too much complacency in their games. Lack of attention to detail, and that’s what we need. Accountability and attention to detail and hard work.”

For a more in-depth look at Lites’ comments, check out Taylor’s article from earlier this morning: [Defending Big D]

Here’s what Lites had to say about his interview once it went public:

Ownership might be blaming Benn and Seguin for the team’s shortcomings, but have they considered a different approach?

Moving on, here are some roster moves that were made yesterday, in addition to Roope Hintz being called up from the AHL:

Sean Shapiro breaks down the Stars’ top prospects in his latest piece:

Speaking of top prospects:

Around the League

The Pittsburgh Penguins extended Jake Guentzel for 5x$6M, but was it worth it? Quite possibly:

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If you don’t vote for Joe Thornton, you’re no longer my friend:

(Just kidding, but seriously: how could you not vote for Jumbo Joe?)


The Stars play the Detroit Red Wings tonight, and several other playoff bubble teams are taking the ice as well. Here’s a glimpse at what’s on the line: