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Stars Ownership: "Fucking horse shit" performances by Benn and Seguin


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That?s​ the text that Dallas Stars​ CEO​ Jim​ Lites says he gets five times​ per​​ game from team owner Tom Gaglardi.


It happened again on Thursday night when he was watching the Stars? 2-0 win against the Nashville Predators.


?He?s pissed,? Lites said on Friday afternoon. ?And you know what it?s about.?


?They are fucking horse-shit, I don?t know how else to put it,? Lites said. ?The team was ok. But (Tyler) Seguin and (Jamie) Benn were terrible.?


The public frustration began during Thursday?s morning skate, when Stars coach Jim Montgomery told the team he was ?fucking embarrassed? with the team?s practice and where they were in the standings.


For those in the Stars? offices, that starts with the captain and the player with more job security than anyone else in the franchise.


?I don?t get it,? Lites said. ?The good news is the coach got everyone else to go and we found a way and we were able to make up for their lack of playing.?


Frustration has arisen throughout the organization about Benn and Seguin?s play this season. The two are currently ranked 57th and 67th in league scoring, while the Stars are currently clawing for their life in the Western Conference playoff race. Annoyance about the two players? uncharacteristic scoring issues bubbled to the surface, and Lites requested an interview with a couple of media members on Friday to make the concerns public.


?We are a stars-driven league, and our stars aren?t getting it done,? Lites said. ?It?s embarrassing, and no one writes it. Write it!


?These guys are not good enough. They?re not good enough for me, they?re not good enough for the owner, and they?re certainly not good enough for the general manager, who I can?t speak for, but it?s not good enough for the job he?s done,? Lites added. ?But we?ve had meeting after meeting after meeting. The accountability on the ice is not there. These guys were signed to big contracts because they were the third- and sixth-leading scorers in the National Hockey League over the past five years. They get their money, we expect them to not be outplayed every game we play in. And if they were as good as they?ve been in the past we wouldn?t be having this conversation.?


Benn is making $13 million this season ($9.5 million against the cap), the third-highest salary in the NHL this season. He has 30 points in 38 games.


Seguin signed an eight-year contract extension that kicks in next season worth $78.8 million over the life of the deal. He has 32 points in 38 games.


?It?s not about how much money. I don?t resent the money,? Lites said. ?It?s about what we expect the money to be. You just can?t win if your best players aren?t your best players. And they aren?t best players.



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