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Boston Moved Seguin Too Soon

from Christopher L, Gasper of the Boston Globe,

Both the Bruins and Twitter being Seguin-free seem like good ideas right now, quick fixes to aggravating problems. But they might prove rash overreactions in the end. Professional athletes have to learn how to deal with the consequences of celebrity in the social media age and patience has to be shown with a potential franchise player whose talent level far exceeds his maturity level.

The Bruins gave up on Seguin too soon, trading him July 4 to the Dallas Stars and confining him to the dustbin of failed face-of-the-franchise forwards along with Joe Thornton and Phil Kessel after just three seasons. He needed more time and more tough love to grow as a person and a player in Boston. He was too young and too talented to send packing post-haste after one lukewarm season, one feckless playoff run, and one too many late nights.

Seguin’s exile to Texas shows a lack of growth and commitment by both sides, and the aftermath of the trade has been undignified with anonymous tales of Seguin’s misdeeds paired with Seguin’s parents sniping back at the Bruins.


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Savage Henry's avatar

This kind of story makes me glad that The Wings let their talent over-ripen in Grand Rapids most of the time, instead of throwing them immediately onto the big club and expecting them to develop (professionally and personally) while Playing for Keeps.

Posted by Savage Henry on 07/08/13 at 08:56 PM ET


The Red Wing model works, but is harder to dothat with a top 2 pick. Fortunately for the Wings they rarely pick that low.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 07/09/13 at 12:26 PM ET

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