Almost from the moment the Dallas Stars acquired Tyler Seguin in a July 4 trade with the Boston Bruins, many wondered how quickly he and Jamie Benn, a 2012 all-star who was recently named the new Dallas captain, would jell as members of the Stars' top line.

The acquisition of Seguin gives the ex-Bruin a fresh start under new Stars coach Lindy Ruff, hired in June after Dallas went 22-22-4 last season under Glen Gulutzan, who was relieved of his duties in mid-May after the Stars missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a fifth straight season.

Coming to Dallas also allows Seguin, 21, to return to his more natural position of center after playing wing for his entire time in Boston. And with Seguin moving to center, Benn, who had played center for the past three seasons with the Stars, shifts to his natural spot at left wing.


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