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CSNNE Joe Haggerty- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli shocked the hockey media world from their Fourth of July cookouts on Thursday when word leaked out that Boston was fixing to execute a major seven player deal with the Dallas Stars. The surprising swap included Seguin and Stars left winger Loui Eriksson as the two centerpiece players, and sent a raft of young, affordable players to the Bruins.
The Bruins sent Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Stars in exchange for Eriksson along with young prospects Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Joe Morrow, and essentially shipped Seguin to a destination in Dallas where he’ll either sink or swim at his natural top line center position.
“I think what’s important to remember about Tyler [Seguin] is that he came here with much pomp and circumstance, and he played very well for a young player. This year wasn’t his best year, but it was a trying year and a weird year to assess players,” said Peter Chiarelli. “Tyler is a real good kid. I know I see the Twitterverse, or whatever it’s called, and a lot of these reports about his extracurricular stuff.
“I’ve made comments about that due to his professionalism and acting more like a professional, but what has to be remembered in all this is that he’s twenty-one years old. He’s a good kid and he’s a terrific player. He’s probably better suited for center.”
That was actually a familiar refrain throughout Chiarelli’s call with reporters: “we need to remember that Seguin is 21 years old.”
He was confronted by members of the organization during the first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs when it appeared he wasn’t ready to play in Games 3 and 4 in Toronto after having too much fun in his hometown.
I'm as shocked as anyone about this trade. Also as a well know Boston Partier myself I have seen Seguin out and about but never before a game. It was always after. This is a shock to the world but this won't turn any Bruins fans away. This was a move that probably needed to be made. In hockey just like in most sports it only matters what you do in the playoffs. You can't be going out while in the playoffs especially when you're suppose to be the go to guy like Seguin was. He is young, he likes to party (reminds me of myself) but when it is time to go to work it's time to go to work. I remember seeing him dancing on tables and surrounded by girls numerous times at different clubs. He truly was Livin' The Dream. I don't have enough space to tell you all the seguin stories I have or rumors I've heard but I will say this of all the Boston athletes and celebrities he was the number 2 partier of all time ..... second only to Gronk.
P.S.: I will tell you this many girls in the same club would say " I'm here with Tyler" and they wore like a badge of honor. Many girls in Boston shed a tear on this one.