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The Tale Of Two Stars

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Three days after last Christmas, Dallas Stars president Jim Lites shocked the hockey world by delivering an expletive-laced public shaming of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.

He called his two stars “(expletive) horse (expletive)” in an interview with two local reporters.

“We are a stars-driven league, and our stars aren’t getting it done,” Lites said. “It’s embarrassing.”

He added, “People hated playing against Tyler Seguin – they don’t anymore.”

Lites also said Benn “stirs the drink” but it wasn’t happening.

Almost four months later, it’s difficult to understand how that event took place.

Benn, Seguin and linemate Alexander Radulov are among the primary reasons why the Stars are moving to the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in the past 11 years.


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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Jim Lites worked under Jimmy D. He has always been very outspoken very much like Jimmy. And honestly those guys were not playing hard and in these playoffs they have been steam rollers at times.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 04/23/19 at 10:20 AM ET

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