In case you haven’t heard, Tyler Seguin has been on fire lately, with three multi-goal performances in the past four games. That’s a welcome relief for the Dallas Stars, as Seguin’s been rather unlucky this season when it came to near misses:
“All the, I don’t even want to talk about it, puck luck, crossbars, all that stuff, it’s part of the game,” Seguin said. “I knew things were going to start going in and I didn’t know when. I wanted to keep shooting. Right now, they’re going in.”
Many will point to the now infamous CEO Jim Lites’ comments as “lighting a fire” under Seguin, but it’s more likely that Seguin has simply returned back to his career norm:
His shooting success has jumped from 7.6 percent to 10 percent. There still may be more positive regression on the way, with Seguin’s career shooting percent at 11.1. Only once since he joined the Stars has he finished a season below that.
You can read more in Matthew DeFrank’s piece here.
It’s a long read, but this interview with Jason Dickinson is worth every minute of your time:
Shared this a bit yesterday, but ICYMI I'm pretty happy with how this story turned out https://t.co/TM6kEi03H8— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) January 9, 2019
Mike Heika talks about roster decisions, lineup juggling, and more in his latest mailbag: [NHL]
If you live in the DFW area, you should plan to call in “sick” next Wednesday:
With the help of @MakeAWishNT, Ten-year-old Anderson McDuffie and his hockey team will play the Dallas Stars in a scrimmage at @StarCenters Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 12:45 PM!— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 9, 2019
Come by and support Anderson and his team, the EKG's! pic.twitter.com/MpCTDpBSju
- It required an extra inning, but the Nashville Predators prevailed over the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 last night. [On the Forecheck]
- Elsewhere, the Colorado Avalanche were the Calgary Flames’ latest victim, falling 5-3. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
Around the League
Remember when the Pittsburgh Penguins were in the league basement? Neither do I!
Sean Shapiro sat down with former Star Mike McKenna, talking about his crazy three days that saw him change teams twice: [The Athletic]
I thought about making a ‘Bama joke here, but I didn’t want their recent CFB loss to get blown out of proportion:
Here's the main Hockey in Alabama feature ICYMI, as I attended two minor league games and spoke with fans, players, execs and the @PredsNHL about how the sport's booming in the South. #NHL https://t.co/3kwmYGA9X5— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 9, 2019
Save this one for a down day, because this story will pick you right back up: