Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites made no effort in assessing the game of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn this season.
"They fight horses — I do not know what else to say," Lites told reporters Friday night, according to The Athletic. "The team was okay, but Seguin and Benn were terrible."
And this analysis, which Lites said came from owner Tom Gaglardi, came after the stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Thursday.  Benn, who earns $ 13 million this season, leads the team with 15 goals and 15 assists. Seguin, who signed an eight-year extension of $ 78.8 million, is second in the team with eleven goals and 21 assists.
"It makes me angry," Lites said. "What no one says is what's obvious to me: we're getting a terrible game from our two best players … we're a stars-driven league, and our stars are not doing it."
These people are not good enough. They are not good enough for me, they are not good enough for the owner, and they are certainly not good enough for the general manager [Jim Nill] for whom I can not speak, but it is not good enough for the job ,
The stars are the eighth in the Western Conference standings with 41
Seguin scored 40 goals and Benn, the captain of the team, added 36 as a star, played under Ken Hitchcock's defensive system and remained just behind last season's playoffs. Benn scored a total of 269 goals in the 10 seasons, all with the stars, and Seguin averaged slightly more as 34 goals
"We had a meeting after the meeting," said Lites. "Accountability on the ice [from Benn and Seguin] does not exist." These guys had signed big contracts because they've been the third and third in the past five years They are the sixth goalscorer in the National Hockey League, they get their money and we do not expect them to be trumped by every game we play in. And if they were as good as they were in the past, they would have wi Do not lead this conversation. "
Benn and Seguin told reporters Friday that they have not been" good enough "this season and need to play better.
" I think it's pretty self-explanatory: if this team wants to reach the next level, it starts with me, "said Benn" And that's what has to happen, we have to get better. "
Seguin says," I have to play better. I try to do a job and did not get the right results. "