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Boston/Dallas Trade

added 3:16pm,

from TSN,

The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars have completed a blockbuster seven-player trade that will see two prominent players swap jerseys.

The Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Stars in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com says that Eriksson agreed to waive his no-trade clause earlier on Thursday.

Seguin has yet to begin a six-year, $34.5 million contract he signed just prior to the beginning of the lockout. The deal has an annual salary cap hit of $5.75 million and runs until the 2018-19 season.

The 21-year-old forward was selected second overall in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins and spent the first three seasons of his NHL career with the team.


added 3:23pm, from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Seguin would go a long way to making that wish come true. Listed at 6-1, 182, Seguin is a fast skater, a skilled puck handler and a right-handed shot. He has been playing almost exclusively on the wing because of Boston’s depth at center, so he would get a chance to return to his natural position, as well. While the loss of Eriksson would be a serious blow for the Stars, it would open the door for players like Alex Chiasson, Brett Ritchie or Valeri Nichushkin to play in the top six or would create an opportunity for a veteran like Erik Cole to step up.


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SYF's avatar

Both Smith’s in the same division.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/04/13 at 03:16 PM ET

Yup.  Will probably end up being the most watched division in the NHL.

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 07/04/13 at 03:22 PM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

Nill making a splash already. Alright Kenny, it’s your turn buddy, time to step up….

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 07/04/13 at 03:27 PM ET


As if Boston wasn’t going to be difficult enough to play against, they get Eriksson who owns Detroit. I agree that both teams did well here but I really like Eriksson.

Posted by godblender on 07/04/13 at 03:40 PM ET

awould's avatar

Boston made out, Eriksson is a great addition. Dallas did good too. Good trade for all.

Posted by awould on 07/04/13 at 04:15 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

You can definitely see Nill’s fingerprints on this one.  Benn-Seguin-Peverly-Fiddler-Eakin-Wandell is a lot of solidity up the middle.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 07/04/13 at 04:15 PM ET


I would have never traded Erikkson for Seguin. I think Dallas will regret this trade.

Posted by timbits on 07/04/13 at 05:49 PM ET

Primis's avatar


So oddly enough, Toronto appears to have won that Kessel trade long-term.

Who saw THAT coming?

Posted by Primis on 07/04/13 at 06:15 PM ET

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