Dallas, Texas – We are almost at the half way point of the NHL season, and like every year, there is deceptions and surprises. This year, an example of deception is the New York Islanders captain, John Tavares and his poor crop in points. On the surprising list, the Dallas Stars cannot ask for more from Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Statistically, Dallas is the only team in the entire league having two players in the top 5 in scoring. Seguin (19 goals and 27 assists) is situated right in front of his line mates. Jamie Benn (22 goals and 23 assists) all-together leads the Stars in points. This unofficially considers to be the league’s most valuable duo yet, and that’s not that much of a stretch, as these two leaders on the ice have impacted Dallas in all waves of play. Marty Turco, Dallas’ player’s development coach stated a couple of years ago that “Together they have any and all skills on ice and can influence the other guys in the locker room.”
Jamie, 26 years old, started shining after his Gold Medal victory at the last Olympic in Sochi. Since 2014 he has been unstoppable with 133 points in 117 games, including an Art Ross trophy last season. Tyler Seguin, traded three years ago and formerly known as a ”Party Guy” in Boston, is all fire and brimstone since his first game in the modern metropolis city of Texas. He has accounted for 207 points in 186 games in a Stars’ jersey.
Dallas is at the top of the NHL standings in points. By riding a three-game win streak, it’s clear that they’re on their way to the top. Dallas plays the Blues at the Scottrade Center in St.Louis Saturday night, so this should provide plenty of opportunities to flex their scoring muscles. For now, after three seasons, it’s finally a reality that Dallas can called themselves hockey’s best.