Tyler Seguin is heading to the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles with a fan’s mentality.
The Dallas Stars center is planning on checking out some of the attractions, he’s taking over the Stars snapchat, and he’ll definitely be people watching.
“I like to watch how some of the best players prepare for something even as small as an All-Star game,” Seguin said after practice earlier this week. “I watch little things, like how certain guys tape their sticks. I think we are little kids and fans of the game and we enjoy that stuff.”
That’s how Seguin has always approached the All-Star game since his first All-Star selection in 2012.
“I was always in awe of Sid [Crosby] before I knew him and the (Pavel) Datsyuks and (Alexander) Ovechkins, those kind of guys,” he said. “Then you get to know some of the guys, and you realize we all put on the pants the same way and tie the skates the same way.”
While Seguin is an awe of some of the other players, he’ll also be one of the main attractions.
Despite Dallas up-and-down season, Seguin is tied for eight in NHL scoring with 47 points. This evening he’ll take place in the four-line challenge, the newest event at the skills challenge, and was practicing shots from the red line at practice on Wednesday. On Sunday he’ll be part of the Central Division team vying for $1 million in the All-Star showcase that is now a mini 3-on-3 tournament.
“The three-on-three is a lot more competitive,” Seguin said. “I did enjoy it. It’s the first All-Star game where I was actually tired after the game.”