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The Boston Bruins Could Use Tyler Seguin Right About Now

from Alex Reimer of the Boston Herald,

Bruins apologists will point to Seguin’s putrid showing in the 2013 playoffs as a legitimate reason for his departure. How quickly they forget about his four-point performance off the bench in Game 2 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, or that he led the team in points in 2011-12.

Maybe Seguin lacks grit, and can’t play in Claude Julien’s defensive-minded system. But then that’s a negative commentary on the Bruins. When you have a talent like Seguin, you make it work. The Red Sox, for example, rode the mercurial Manny Ramirez’s bat to two championships.

Julien’s brand of conservative hockey and rolling four lines hasn’t been able to save the Bruins from a mediocre first half. Krejci and Zdeno Chara have been nursing injuries, and only appeared in 11 and nine games this season, respectively, but that’s the point. A coach’s system is only as good as the players who play in it.

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Video- Tyler Seguin Tired Of Losing

A frustrated Tyler Seguin...

 

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Goaltending Has Been An Issue For The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars’ goaltending plan was shaped last summer with the thought that all of the bases would be covered.

Kari Lehtonen was returning after a solid season. Anders Lindback was brought in as a free agent on a one-year contract. And Jussi Rynnas was signed as an additional backup on a two-year deal....

Yet, 25 games into the season, the Stars have the worst goals-against average in the league (3.52) and the second-worst save percentage (.893).

“Obviously, it needs to be better,” goaltending coach Mike Valley said. “There’s been too many soft goals. There’s been too many leads that have been lost in games. What we have to do is acknowledge it’s happened, and we have to leave it in the past and move forward and concentrate on what we can do better.”

The Stars on Wednesday placed Lindback on waivers with the intent to send him to the AHL to get playing time. He is 0-5-0 with a 4.63 GAA and .861 save percentage.

Rynnas (pronounced ROO-nuhs) gets his chance to serve as backup.

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Morning Line- Lindy Ruff

“I don’t buy that on back­-to­-back games our energy was low, I’m tired of that one. Our effort wasn’t good enough. We got outworked, and I’m not buying any back­-to­-back crap. We just didn’t get enough out of a lot of guys, and it cost us.”

-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after a 5-2 loss to the Colorada Avalanche.  More on the game from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Tyler Seguin On A Pace To Score 63 Goals

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Seguin leads the NHL with 17 goals in 22 games. If he continues that pace and stays healthy for all 82 games, he would score 63 goals. The Stars’ franchise record is 55, shared by Brian Bellows and Dino Ciccarelli. The last time a Star hit 50 was Mike Modano in 1993-94.

“That’s an incredible pace when you look at where the league is going,” center Jason Spezza said. “It’s impressive to get 40 goals in a season now. To get 50, you win scoring titles with 50.”

It’s heady stuff when you think about it. Seguin last season tallied 37 goals among 84 points in 80 games played. He was moving back to center after three years at right wing in Boston, and there were some growing pains. This season, he is moving effortlessly between right wing and center, and finding ways to get open no matter where he is on the ice.

“He’s a real challenge to defend,” said new Stars defenseman Jason Demers, who faced Seguin while playing for San Jose. “He’s got great speed, and he can really find the open ice. And he has that shot.”

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Ryan Garbutt Suspended Two Games For Kneeing

added 4:05pm, Suspension video is below...

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Ryan Garbutt Will Have A Hearing With Player Safety Tomorrow

 

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Tyler Seguin Has Been On Quite The Roll

A blue-chipper in Big D, Landeskog coming on for Avs, and a rare puck possession night for an enforcer; Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.

HEROES

Tyler Seguin – The Stars’ game-breaker scored another pair of goals in a 3-2 win over Edmonton, giving him 10 goals in the last nine games, and a league-leading 17 goals on the season.

Since arriving in Dallas last season, Seguin ranks third in the league with 52 goals and is tied for second with 110 points in 101 games and he does a lot of his damage at even strength, with 38 of his goals coming at even strength (tied for second) and Seguin and linemate Jamie Benn are among the league’s most efficient even-strength scorers.

Among players with at least 500 5-on-5 minutes since the start of last season:

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Video- Jason Demers With The Hit Of The Night

Old-fashioned hip check by Demers on Jarret Stoll.

 

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Dallas Stars Trade Brenden Dillon To San Jose For Jason Demers And A 3rd Round Pick

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick, according to an NHL source.

Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third defenseman to leave in the first two months of the season.

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