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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Seguin’s Scoring is Soaring

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Try saying that five times fast. Plus, an interview with Jason Dickinson, hockey fandom in Alabama.

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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.


Stars Stories

It’s a long read, but this interview with Jason Dickinson is worth every minute of your time:

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:


Central Census

Me likey:


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:

The Philadelphia Flyers will most likely trade Wayne Simmonds at the deadline, but contending teams might want to pull the trigger now: [NBC Sports]


Finally...

Save this one for a down day, because this story will pick you right back up: