Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are Scary Good

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin top the list of the league's best duos. Plus, Lindy Ruff feels "comfortable" with the Stars' start to the year, and a look at the wacky jerseys from the 1995-96 season.

It's no secret that Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are one of the top duos in the NHL. Over at CBS Sports, Chris Peters goes so far as to say that they're the best in the league right now, and it's hard to disagree.

This season Benn and Seguin are first and tied for second in league scoring, respectively. Benn has posted nine goals and eight assists, putting him three points clear of his Dallas teammate and Boston Bruins forward David Krejci. His nine goals put him two ahead of four other players.

And sure, all that scoring is great, but it's not just the highlight-worthy goals and assists that make these two so gosh darn exciting.

However, it's not just the points that make Benn and Seguin the league's most dynamic duo. It's the way they combine power and skill that makes them so fun to watch. Benn can bowl through just about anybody, but he has the touch to be one of the league's elite scorers. Seguin is artful with the puck on his stick, using his strong stickhandling ability and hockey sense to beat defenders with ease and the speed to often make them look silly. Every time they hit the ice, it's an event. This season, it's also proving to be successful where it matters most - the standings.

To read about other terrific tandems around the NHL, click on the link. [CBS Sports]


Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope y'all have frightfully fun days, and please feel free to crowdsource last-minute costume ideas in the comments.

Today, the Stars wrap up their four-game homestand at the AAC with a 2 p.m. tilt against the Sharks. [Stars]

Get to know your enemy by reading up on how San Jose is preparing for the showdown. [CSN Bay Area]

If you've been meaning to stock up on Stars gear, here's an option for you...

This time, you can go ahead and believe the hype. The Stars are the real deal, says The Hockey News' Jared Clinton. [The Hockey News]

You know who else is the real deal? Jamie Benn. And he's only getting better. [Down Goes Brown]

Mike Heika also had nice things to say about the Captain, who he describes as a "bell cow" for the team. [DMN]

From the still-slumping Sidney Crosby to the—you guessed it—not-slumping Jamie Benn, here are the top 10 things to keep an eye on around the league. [TSN]

How's head coach Lindy Ruff feeling about the start to the season? The word you're looking for is "comfortable." Try not to sound so excited, Lindy. [Stars]

Better watch out, Habs. The Stars are gunning for the No. 1 spot in Sportsnet's Power Rankings, Halloween Edition. [Sportsnet]

To get in the mood for tonight's Halloween festivities, check out each NHL team as a scary movie. Bonus points if you can guess the Stars' flick before you head to the link. [The Hockey Writers]

On the subject of Halloween...

The Stars treated us to our first regular-season 3-on-3 OT experience on Thursday, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy. The Chicago Tribune's Steve Rosenbloom, however, calls the whole premise "stupid." Discuss. [Chicago Tribune]

Former Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar looks ahead to his new job as part of the Penguins coaching staff. [ESPN]

Aspiring NHLer and... current children's book author? Meet Maple Leafs prospect Zach Hyman. [Sportsnet]

Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen and new coach John Tortorella are in the middle of a little tension in Columbus. [Columbus Dispatch]

Take a walk down memory lane with this look at the strange/wonderful jerseys of the 1995-96 season. RIP Burger King jerseys. [ESPN]

And finally, relive the horror glory that was Thursday night's Nickelcomeback.

P.S. If you missed John Klingberg taking over Twitter yesterday, Taylor's got you covered.