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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tyler Seguin And The Goal Drought of 2020

The Stars’ highest-paid player will make it rain again – but when? Plus, a Jay Bouwmeester update, the Canucks hit peak Sedin Week, and more.

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The Dallas Stars are kicking off a Canadian road trip in Tyler Seguin’s hometown. And tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs would be a perfect moment for him to shake off his recent cold streak.

Seguin is riding a career-worst stretch of 17 games without a goal, and no one is more bothered by that than he is, writes The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro:

“It’s human nature. There are tough times, and I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I don’t think about hockey at least 20 hours out of the 24-hour day,” Seguin said. “The other four hours I’m probably in a deep sleep. So I’m thinking about the game and how I want to keep improving. I just know my past, with how I’ve been in my career, when I’m not thinking about goals is when goals happen. In a slump like this, it’s hard to do that.”

But Seguin’s overall game continues to be worthy of his stature as the Stars’ highest-paid player, Shapiro observes. How much of the issue is the Stars’ system, in which none of them do all that much scoring?

“You look at his chances, and if you could copy the type of chances he had, you’d be really happy with yourself as a player,” said Jason Dickinson, who has three goals during Seguin’s drought. “It’s not like he’s not creating and not one of our biggest threats each game. If that was the case. I guess you could be concerned, but overall we know it’s coming.”

“Has it been that long since he scored?” Radek Faksa said. “It’s been that long since I’ve scored, I think. You could write about how all of us aren’t goal-scoring this season.”

There’s much more behind the paywall. [The Athletic DFW]


Stars Stuff

Ever wondered what happens to all those caps that hit the ice after a Stars hat trick? Here’s where Jamie Benn’s bounty will go.

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Around The League(s)

#Death Notes

Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin kicked off a big night in the way you might have expected, considering it’s them.

The hockey world has been holding its collective breath since Jay Bouwmeester’s collapse. This is good news no matter who you are.

Elsewhere in the Central, Paul Maurice just got a big vote of confidence from the Winnipeg Jets. Matt Larkin offers some perspective, in case you’re asking yourself why.

Who’s selling, and who have they got? As the trade deadline gets closer, here’s an overview from Stephen Whyno.

Meanwhile, Boston Bruins RW David Pastrnak reclaimed the NHL scoring lead with a statement game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Then he helped sweep up, which was pretty nice of him.

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

The Texas Stars dropped a 2-1 decision to the Milwaukee Admirals. Now they’re on the way home for a weekend with the San Antonio Rampage, and I’m already feeling nostalgic.

Finally

Victor E. Green, social media influencer. Enjoy.