The NHL All-Star Game will be held today (3:30pm ET on NBC) so what better subject for Sunday Services than perennial all-star Tyler Seguin?
Tyler Paul Seguin (born January 31, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. Seguin was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in his rookie season.
As the result of one of his best friends suffering a severe spinal cord injury, Seguin founded Seguin’s Stars upon arriving in Dallas. At every Stars home game during the season, Seguin donated a luxury suite, along with food and beverage, for individuals with spinal cord injuries. At the conclusion of every game, Seguin met his guests outside the Stars’ locker room for autographs and pictures.
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Hockey is my favorite of the four major sports. (If hockey is #1, lacrosse is #1a.) The reason for the sports’ vaunted place in my heart is partly for the sport itself, but mostly because of its players. Unlike the NFL, NBA, and MLB, most hockey players aren’t thugs, and they also seem to really enjoy the game.
Two players with dueling superstitions sometimes need to find a resolution to their problem, and Mark Scheifele and Tyler Seguin decided to play a quick game for the right to leave warmup last.
Thursday night’s game between Dallas and Winnipeg featured a cross-ice standoff between Jets center Mark Scheifele and Stars center Tyler Seguin as the pre-game warmup came to an end. Both Scheifele and Seguin wanted to be the last player to leave the ice after warmup, so as Seguin took a knee next to the Stars’ exit and Scheifele stood waiting next to the Jets’ gate, the pair decided to do the only thing that made sense: rock-paper-scissors to decide who had to leave first.
Lest you think that was a best-of-three series, take another look. It took two draws before Scheifele could shake Seguin with a lethal scissors throw, booting Seguin off the ice for good. (H/T – Kevin)
I’m sorry, but that is high-larious!