Between a major surgery and a long, pandemic-inhibited recovery, Tyler Seguin had quite a bit of spare time on his hands during the 2021 season. He used some of it to start dabbling in cryptocurrencies and digital art. And now – for as little as $19 or as much as $25,000 – you can own a piece of Segs history.
Seguin spoke with Paulina Dedaj about his first venture into the world of non-fungible tokens – a boom market for digital collectors with a combined cap that grew 1,785 percent in the first quarter of 2021:
“When I found out athletes were getting involved, I really wanted to – I actually wanted to be one of the first hockey players to try to get an NFT out there but I was injured and I think (Matthew) Tkachuk was maybe the first one out of Calgary.”...
“I think every fan is different … for me personally it’s just where the world’s going. It’s why I wanted to own Bitcoin, it’s why I wanted to own Ethereum or some cryptocurrency. I think it’s the future of currency … It’s cool, it’s new, it’s where our future is going.”
But the time away from the ice didn’t make him any less focused on taking the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory. And here, too, he loves how the future looks:
“We got dealt with a pretty tough hand,” Seguin said. “I know we have a lot of excuses and no one likes to talk about those but there were many there this year. There was the scheduling and everyone getting COVID and obviously all the injuries.”
“I’m really proud of the guys, they showed tremendous character but for what this team and this group been through the last two years, I really think the third year’s gonna be our charm.”
There’s more under the link. [FOX Business]
The offseason moves – and Kraken-draft maneuvering – have begun as Tanner Kero gets re-signed.
This fulfills an expansion draft requirement of having a qualified forward signed for next season. Next step for the Stars could be re-signing Jason Dickinson before the expansion draft. https://t.co/nKJsOpzg1l— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) May 17, 2021
Around The Leagues
Stanley Cup Roundup
- The Boston Bruins blew two leads against the Washington Capitals, but Brad Marchand won the Battle of the NHL Supervillains with his OT tally in a 4-3 win. [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]
- Jordan Staal scored twice and Andrei Svechnikov won empty-net roulette as the Carolina Hurricanes blew past the Nashville Predators, 5-2. [Canes Country]
- Big plays from Nathan MacKinnon, and a Gordie Howe hat trick from Gabriel Landeskog, marked the Colorado Avalanche’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. [Mile High Hockey]
In fact, there was a bit more to that Marchand goal than just the last-minute win....
Brad Marchand broke a longstanding Bobby Orr record— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) May 18, 2021
Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime to set a new Bruins record for "fastest OT goal in the playoffs", which comes just one second under Bobby Orr's infamous flying goal...more on THAT goal here: https://t.co/QphI8UI3XD pic.twitter.com/9m9xlzA98K
Landeskog cleaned Brayden Schenn’s clock, and the Avs announcer nearly lost it.
Gabriel Landeskog vs Brayden Schenn. Playoff hockey. pic.twitter.com/UVuL7JrcAX— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 18, 2021
And however you feel about the Storm Surge (or about all those fans packed together), the first-in-history playoffs version is a milestone to mark.
Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser’s promotion is a big deal by itself. But the Toronto Maple Leafs’ hiring of another Team Canada great, Danielle Goyette, is making that deal even bigger.
In a week when the @MapleLeafs and @CanadiensMTL will add to their long history in the #StanleyCup playoffs, Hayley Wickenheiser and Danielle Goyette are making history of their own.— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) May 17, 2021
The two-woman development team is an NHL first: https://t.co/LzkI03LwNK pic.twitter.com/5WOwYmZaBQ
Speaking of Olympic greats, Kacey Bellamy – “a cornerstone of USA Hockey” – is hanging up her skates.
News: Kacey Bellamy is retiring. Bit of a shocker.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) May 18, 2021
“To be honest, I didn’t need another Olympics to justify my career”
Julie Chu, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan & Joe Pavelski explain why she is one of the most underrated players in USA Hockey history https://t.co/4zEJdZbkZE
Why have so many NHL netminders changed pads this season? The answer is simpler and more complicated than you think, as Sean Shapiro’s new business-of-hockey story reveals.
Bobrovsky is wearing TRUE pads in playoffs. Last summer in bubble he was wearing blank pads after leaving CCM. Here’s my story on goalie pads & how the entire market got flipped and the pad makers behind the scenes (hey it’s also only $1 month to subscribe)https://t.co/X6gcYNLAXj— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) May 17, 2021
The rebranded Utica Comets have launched their new logo, and Stephen Meserve may be reading your mind about it.
Oh yay, more teams with red color schemes. https://t.co/FeOjSishAf— 100 Degree Hockey (@100degreehockey) May 17, 2021
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The Idaho Steelheads are looking forward to getting back to work, too.
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