The pressure is on Tyler Seguin this season, and it involves more than him proving he can play center at the NHL level.
Seguin will be under the microscope just as much off the ice as on the ice in his first season with the Dallas Stars. While the spotlight won't be shining nearly as bright as it did in Boston, Seguin will now be dealing with a reputation.
That reputation, thanks to actions of his own combined with some questionable social media behavior, is one of a party-hard kid who's yet to mature. Seguin's exit from Boston was an unceremonious one, as rumors swirled about his off-ice behavior leading up to and after his July 4 trade to the Stars. Now he's out to prove he's not what many are starting to think he is.
"In the end, I know I made wrong choices and bad decisions," Seguin told USA Today. "But the things I won't man up to are things that aren't true."
Those "things that aren't true," Seguin insists, are ...