The clapping starts the second Tyler Seguin boards the plane. He stares down the aisle to see all his teammates grinning. It’s a surreal moment that he says he’ll never forget.
The Stars, on their way to training camp in Boise, Idaho, are cheering Seguin because he’s just signed an eight-year, $78.8-million extension, announced this mid-September morning as part of the team’s start-of-camp media day in Dallas. They know they have their top center for close to the next decade, and they’re ecstatic.
It’s a 180-degree turn from what appeared to be a dicey situation between Seguin and the Stars just a few weeks earlier. Seguin was entering the final season of his contract, and while he still had a year to ink an extension, John Tavares’ decision to leave the New York Islanders and sign with ...
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