“When you see a GM make moves like going to get a guy like Joe Pavelski he’s telling the whole team ‘Our window’s open, we’re going to win the Stanley Cup...’ As a player on the team you get even more excited when you see these moves happening in the summer. You’re always working hard in the gym, but you’re even more dialed in now because you know they’re all-in so you want to be all-in and make sure you don’t let your teammates down.”
Skeptics will point out how the Stars have “won the off-season” before and that it didn’t amount to anything. But this time around, Seguin expects things to turn out differently:
“I think our team’s a competitor,” Seguin said. “I want people saying we’re a competitor. I want our expectations to be very high. I think we’ve always had excuses when it’s come to new coaches or a new staff. But there should be no more excuses... We’re all-in, I’m all-in and looking forward to a great year.”
You can hear more from Seguin in Sean Leahy’s interview here.
Speaking of Seguin, does he have a new best friend? Shh, no one tell Jamie Benn:
In case you’re still not sure about the Stars’ off-season moves thus far, here’s some encouraging words from various experts, which includes our own Robert Tiffin for some strange reason:
Run, Klingberg, run!
Around the League
Bit old, but the Carolina Hurricanes have signed Ryan Dzingel to a two-year contract with a cap hit of $3.375 million:
Slightly newer — the St. Louis Blues have extended Jordan Binnington to a very reasonable two-year deal:
Speaking of the Blues, championship tattoos will seemingly never go out of style:
Champ stamp: Blues fans keep their word by getting Stanley Cup tattooshttps://t.co/TqxOsknPY8— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) July 13, 2019
He’s not one of the big-name RFAs out there, but Brock Boeser still needs a new deal from the Vancouver Canucks:
Down Goes Brown stirs up some either meaningless or extremely important debate in his latest Grab Bag:
DGB Grab Bag: Summer days, an idea for bad GMs and the best Don Cherry soundbite everhttps://t.co/MNMG2wmlaf— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) July 12, 2019
Finally, the Central Division is brutal. But you knew that already: