You know what the Dallas Stars really needed more of this season? Tyler Seguin. And as it turns out, Tyler Seguin really needed more of them, too.
With a projected 10 months to recover from knee and hip surgery, Seguin will spend the summer working on the last phase of a recovery he wasn’t always sure he could complete. The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks has crafted a new story on Segs’ season in limbo, and what it will mean for the next one:
“It was emotional to be back and not fully think that maybe I could have came back, especially this year,” Seguin said during the Stars exit interviews. “You have some days where you don’t know if you’re going to be able to play again. The first game was pretty incredible. The second game, I was starting to feel better.”...
Seguin said he “never got to really get into the last phase, which was explosive power.”...
“Being able to jump with body weight or jog or run, things I haven’t done in really a year now,” Seguin said. “That’s kind of what my next four months, five months is looking like. A lot more rehab to start but a lot more explosive training. I’m really excited to see what I can do this summer.”
It’s also more than being fully healthy for the first time in, well, quite some time. Seguin says he’ll be back with an even fuller appreciation for doing what he does:
“Understanding how grateful I am to do the things I love and have this lifestyle,” Seguin said. “That all came from not being able to live, be able to be around the guys and play the game I love. That was the biggest thing I learned was just how passionate I still am about the game.”
Matt has more. [SportsDayDFW]
Today is Denis Gurianov’s birthday, so it’s probably appropriate to celebrate with a treat of biscuits in a basket.
Speaking of biscuits in baskets, here’s Joe Pavelski.
Now, I’m not saying Jason Robertson is an absolute good and the greatest thing since the Krabby Patty. I’ll just leave this here and let you decide.
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Lightning Round: Tampa Bay are one win away from the Stanley Cup semifinals https://t.co/FkpXlgLJ4x— Raw Charge, a Champa Bay Lightning web site (@RawCharge) June 6, 2021
Will the Canes win the Mixtape Playoffs? It could happen. (Go look. I’ll wait.)
Meet the @Canes as introduced by their teammate @V_Trocheck and the songs they like to play after a big win.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) May 30, 2021
Prepare yourself for a musical journey unlike any other. https://t.co/cFzaZxx89V pic.twitter.com/R5ECNS4nvH
Meanwhile, here’s a win for Mikko Rantanen that you may not have seen coming. (New nickname? I am 100 percent in on The Lawgiver.)
Mikko Rantanen reportedly got his $2,000 embellishing fine rescinded after writing an eight-point report about why he disagreed with the fine. He showed it to his Avs teammates, and they told him he could go to law school. https://t.co/K9MvL4aU7Q— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) June 4, 2021
Hockey Canada is going home with the gold from the IIHF Worlds after Finland took them to overtime in the final.
Meanwhile, Brian Boyle captained Team USA to the bronze medal in his first international tournament.
Taya Currie is here to make sure you know that Hockey (Really) Is for Everyone. [Sportsnet]
#OHLDraft history!— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) June 5, 2021
Congrats to goaltender Taya Currie of @ALLIANCE_Hockey's @EMCChiefs, the first female ever chosen in the Priority Selection, joining @StingHockey at 267th overall: https://t.co/Vn9S9i8MdT pic.twitter.com/fDsmT13vYt
How does this photo make you feel? Discuss.