Dallas Stars Daily Links: Seguin on the Stars’ Summer

The Stars’ star center is excited about the team’s off-season moves. Plus, free agency grades for Dallas, the Central Division arms race, and more.

The Dallas Stars had a very successful free agency, landing former San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski among others. And star center Tyler Seguin couldn’t be more excited about it:

“When you see a GM make moves like going to get a guy like Joe Pavelski he’s telling the whole team ‘Our window’s open, we’re going to win the Stanley Cup...’ As a player on the team you get even more excited when you see these moves happening in the summer. You’re always working hard in the gym, but you’re even more dialed in now because you know they’re all-in so you want to be all-in and make sure you don’t let your teammates down.”

Skeptics will point out how the Stars have “won the off-season” before and that it didn’t amount to anything. But this time around, Seguin expects things to turn out differently:

“I think our team’s a competitor,” Seguin said. “I want people saying we’re a competitor. I want our expectations to be very high. I think we’ve always had excuses when it’s come to new coaches or a new staff. But there should be no more excuses... We’re all-in, I’m all-in and looking forward to a great year.”

You can hear more from Seguin in Sean Leahy’s interview here.

Stars Stories

Speaking of Seguin, does he have a new best friend? Shh, no one tell Jamie Benn:

In case you’re still not sure about the Stars’ off-season moves thus far, here’s some encouraging words from various experts, which includes our own Robert Tiffin for some strange reason:

Run, Klingberg, run!

Around the League

Bit old, but the Carolina Hurricanes have signed Ryan Dzingel to a two-year contract with a cap hit of $3.375 million:

Slightly newer — the St. Louis Blues have extended Jordan Binnington to a very reasonable two-year deal:

Speaking of the Blues, championship tattoos will seemingly never go out of style:

He’s not one of the big-name RFAs out there, but Brock Boeser still needs a new deal from the Vancouver Canucks:

Down Goes Brown stirs up some either meaningless or extremely important debate in his latest Grab Bag:

Finally, the Central Division is brutal. But you knew that already: