Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tyler Seguin Is Back With A Vengeance

And that Seggy swagger is back, too. Plus, more details on the Stars Hall of Fame induction, Calgary’s next effort to replace the Saddledome, and more.

Dallas Stars fans have had plenty to be happy about during the first days of the 2022-23 season. But few developments have brought more unalloyed joy than seeing Tyler Seguin return to his pre-surgery form.

Stars senior staff writer Mike Heika examined Seguin’s long road back from injury, and the new aspect of his signature swagger, in his latest post. First up was how the veteran forward  adapted his game:

Over the past few years, Seguin has dealt with a sliced Achilles tendon, some knee injuries, and problems with his hip. He missed almost all of the 2020-21 season and then had to battle through 81 games last year, finishing with 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) - a significant decline in his normal production.

Still, it was an important year as Seguin got healthy and found a new way to play the game. Instead of flying up and down the ice or unleashing a one-timer on the power play, the hobbled forward went to the net and battled for everything he could get.

“You do what you have to do,” he said.

Seguin has had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what he can do, and where he wants his game to be. This season, finally, his abilities and his ambitions are reuniting:

“Sometimes, you do wonder if you’re figuring out: `Is this the new me? What exactly is my ceiling? Am I just a third- or fourth-line player?’” he said. “You do have to figure what you’re going to be after injuries, and it changes because of how you feel and how you’re recovering.”

This year, he feels a lot more like the old Seguin. He’s skating better, he’s got good linemates in Wyatt Johnston and Mason Marchment, and he’s playing in a system that feeds his creativity and takes advantage of his offensive skills.

“It’s fun,” he said.

There’s more at Mike’s place. [Dallas Stars]

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Around The Leagues

#Death Notes

  • The Winnipeg Jets won a 4-3 overtime thriller against the Colorado Avalanche, but even their fans have questions about their three-on-three deployment. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • And because 4-3 in OT was in the memo last night, the St. Louis Blues repeated that feat against the Seattle Kraken. [Davy Jones’ Locker Room]/

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