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Dallas Stars Daily Links: A Closer Look At Tyler Seguin’s Scoring Problem

Puck luck, lack of chances, or something worse? Matthew DeFranks examines the case. Plus, Vegas buys the Rampage, injury updates galore, and more.

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The Dallas Stars don’t score much in their current system, but Tyler Seguin is a special case. The superstar sniper hasn’t scored since last year – December 28, to be exact – and hasn’t had this rough a season since his rookie year.

So what’s up with his scoring problem? We’re not used to seeing this part of Seguin’s game suffer, especially when he’s playing well in general. But it isn’t for lack of shot attempts and scoring chances, according to The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks, who did some math as part of his latest mail bag:

Most of [Seguin’s] underlying offensive figures are in line with his averages since arriving in Dallas. Except for shooting percentage. This year, the puck just isn’t going in, and that’s unusual for a typically sharp shooter like Seguin. The quantity of shots are about the same as before in his career, and the quality of chances are about in line as well.

DeFranks has done the sums, and he figures that the most likely resolution to Segs’ goal drought is that, well, he starts getting them again:

When the volume and the quality are about the same ... he’s bound to start scoring again. It may not result in the numbers Seguin is used to just based on the fact that there are only 29 games remaining in the regular season, but a rebound in the last two months of the season is to be expected from the team’s highest-paid player.

Stretches like these happen. They just haven’t so far in Seguin’s career.

There’s much more behind the paywall – including some thoughts on next year’s roster, on who will become the Stars’ next head coach, and more. [SportsDayDFW]


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