When the Dallas Stars shocked the NHL world on July 4 by making a blockbuster trade with the Boston Bruins, they envisioned an offensive outburst between Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. So far, this has been the case for the Stars as the top line keeps producing for Dallas. Seguin and Benn lead the team in scoring with 22 points each.
Even though they were playing in the second game of a back-to-back the Stars showed their offensive firepower on Thursday night. After beating the Edmonton Oilers 3-0, the Stars took care of the Calgary Flames 7-3. Once again Seguin and Benn led the way for Dallas. Benn finished the night with six points as he had one goal and five assists. Seguin had five points with one assist and four goals on the night.
Perhaps the most exciting thing for Stars fans is the age of most of the players on the team. The average age for the Stars is 28 with most of the offensive weapons younger than 25. Benn is 24, Seguin is 21, Alex Chiasson is 23 and rookie phenom Valeri Nishuschkin is only 18 years old.
This team is a lot of fun to watch and right now they’re starting to put things together. Dallas has now won five straight road games, and you can tell they’re starting to play like a team. Head Coach Lindy Ruff knew this was going to be a work in progress, and right now the team is buying into his concept and what he’s teaching. If the Stars can keep this group together for a while, watch out. They could be dangerous in the years to come.