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Seguin wants ‘leadership role’ in Dallas. What about all the partying that resulted in a trade to Dallas?:

Though he’s only 21, Tyler Seguin is ready to step up and take charge of the Stars.

“I want to earn my way around Dallas, (taking a) young leadership role,” the former Bruin told the Toronto Star.
“If you look at my resume, it has those things required to make me a leader with what I’ve been through already.”

Seguin’s line of thinking is this:

In three seasons, he’s already been to two Stanley Cup finals (winning once), made the playoffs every year and, subsequently, has accumulated more postseason experience than some guys get over a lifetime.

That experience, he says, should put him in a position to lead a Dallas club that hasn’t been to the playoffs in five years.

“I’m still pretty young in this league,” he acknowledged, “but going to the Cup finals and winning it in my first year, then losing this year, I feel like I know a lot, what it takes, what it tastes like, how the team has to be to get to certain areas.”

To some, Seguin’s talk of taking a leadership role might induce eye-rolls. His Bruins exit was marred by allegations of immaturity and a party lifestyle, and there was a minor controversy following his arrival in Dallas when he alleged someone “hacked” his Twitter account.

That said, there is an opportunity for him to forge a prominent role on the Stars.

On the current roster, none of Dallas’ young core guys — Jamie Benn, Cody Eakin, Valeri Nichushkin, Brenden Dillon, Jamie Oleksiak — have tasted postseason hockey. Seguin could emerge as the voice of experience for that group.

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The fact Dallas got this guy in their organization is a huge win for the team. His off ice "antics" are just distracting people from the fact he will be there best player for many years to come, and could very well be part of the elite level of players in this league.

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If anything based on experience, benn deserves the C.

He went through wars in the WHL, he's bled for the Stars already and oozes leadership potential. Seguin may have ridden along with a stacked Boston team for a few years but let us be honest he never made an "impact" the way a true leader is supposed to. Captain serious is a leader, Benn a leader Coturier a leader Seguin, is not.

All one has to do is look at Chicago and ask themselves, if Toews is not captain and Kane is, do they win A cup let alone two?

Probably not

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Off the ice/field actics of the party manner don't mean shizz.

Source: Every sport ever.

Hell all these Stanley Cup winning teams have a designated party boy or two or three. Why even bother winning the cup unless you have someone who can handle leading the party for the entire city.

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Off the ice/field actics of the party manner don't mean shizz.

Source: Every sport ever.

Hell all these Stanley Cup winning teams have a designated party boy or two or three. Why even bother winning the cup unless you have someone who can handle leading the party for the entire city.

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I dunno, we had a captain named Lou once...

Captains lead, Kane over Toews not so much. Like Seguin over Benn or...Messier over Linden. Captains can lead by example. I just think Toews on ice and in the room brings much more of a quality as opposed to Kane, much like the case here. Hard to say Seguin would be more deserving than Benn

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