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Seguin: Bubble life 'hardest time of our lives as professional athletes'

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Aside from bonding with his teammates, Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin admitted bubble life in Edmonton for the duration of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was a grind unlike he's ever experienced.

"(It was) the biggest grind and the hardest time of our lives as professional athletes, and also the most fun," Seguin told's Tom Gulitti. "We had so much fun - that's kind of why it's so disappointing - on this run. It's fun being on this stage. A lot of guys in this league or this business don't have that opportunity to feel this pressure, and we had a lot of fun with it, so it was great.

"But other than that, there's nothing positive you're going to take from the bubble life. It definitely (stunk) and I think we're all looking forward to seeing family and friends now."

Players reported to their respective bubbles July 26, and the Stars' run ended Monday night - over two full months later - as they lost the Stanley Cup Final in Game 6 to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Seguin finished the postseason with 13 points in 26 games. It was the third time in franchise history the Stars had reached the finals.

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