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What Could Have Been In Boston

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Only two-plus seasons in, trading Tyler Seguin looks like a horrible mistake. The Dallas superstar, who is still only 23, could have 10-plus more years to compound the pain of a regrettable deal.

There is no questioning Seguin’s talent. Not after a three-goal, six-shot eruption at TD Garden on Tuesday that led the Stars to a 5-3 win. The ex-Bruin is one of the most skilled players in the league — a flammable package of speed, hands, creativity, and predatory offensive instincts.

That he’s doing this for another team didn’t have to happen.

“It’s just in the past now,” Seguin said of the prospect of being a lifelong Bruin. “I’ve moved on. I’m loving living in Dallas. I’m loving being a Dallas Star.”

Seguin didn’t want to leave. He planted roots in friendships with former linemates Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron that will last forever.

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Hank1974's avatar

This is ‘glass-is-half-empty’ thinking.

We need to focus on the positives about Tyler Seguin. Like, what would have happened if the Oilers picked him 1st overall.
He’d probably be wallowing in the NHL cesspool known as Edmonton.

Taylor Hall probably has a Boston jersey with his name on it. He wears it to bed every time the Oilers lose another game.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/04/15 at 09:47 AM ET

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The Bruins wouldn’t have been able to afford him and would have traded him for peanuts ala Hamilton.

Posted by teldar on 11/04/15 at 10:04 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Boston’s trading of Seguin, which seems to have been related to off ice activities,  is very similar to Detroit’s trade of Adam Oates back in the day.

Something happened with Oates in Detroit? I’m not sure the real story for his being traded has ever been completely explained.

Jaques Demers had a big hand in that trade for Mckegney & Federko.

Oh Man! It’s still painful to think about that deal even now.  sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/04/15 at 11:12 AM ET

thethirdcoast's avatar

Boston’s trading of Seguin, which seems to have been related to off ice activities,  is very similar to Detroit’s trade of Adam Oates back in the day.


This is interesting in light of Seguin’s behavior this season…he seems to have matured quite a bit already with Dallas…perhaps it’s just a much healthier environment for him on and off the ice?

Posted by thethirdcoast from Rochester, NY on 11/04/15 at 02:44 PM ET

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