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Here in Boston, the media has a very strong habit of publicly crucifying figures who have recently departed the city’s sports scene. It happened with countless members of the Red Sox (Nomar Garciaparra and Terry Francona being amongst the city’s most ruthless smear campaigns) and Doc Rivers has fallen victim with his recent departure to Clipperland as well.
Tyler Seguin, who was traded to the Dallas Stars yesterday in a seven player blockbuster deal yesterday, is likely about to become the latest sacrificial scapegoat in the Hub.
The 21-year old Seguin became a notorious party-goer in the Boston area during his three seasons with the Bruins, especially after the team’s Stanley Cup championship during Seguin’s rookie season in 2011.
Despite showing scattered flashes of brilliance on the ice and being a former No.2 overall pick, the Bruins brass grew increasingly tired of Seguin’s off-the-ice antics and his inability to focus on hockey. General Manager Peter Chiarelli made some “tough love” comments regarding Seguin’s immaturity immediately following last week’s NHL Entry Draft, during which it was rumored that the B’s were looking to trade the forward for a Top 10 pick.
With all that in mind, it’s all but expected that the Boston media will come out of the woodwork with stories about Seguin’s frat boy lifestyle immediately following his departure. And it didn’t take too long for the first shot to be fired, either.
Steve Harris of the Boston Herald reported in a column on Wednesday that the Bruins had to force Seguin to live in a hotel during the team’s Stanley Cup run this past postseason to make sure he wouldn’t be tempted to party. They even went far enough to hire a babysitter bodyguard to set up shop outside the room and make sure Seguin didn’t go anywhere.
From Harris’ column:
Chiarelli spent much of his 20-minute conference call yesterday commenting on Seguin’s alleged partying.
“There are no strictly on-ice decisions on any decision you make with a hockey player,” he said. “So no, it’s not a strictly on-ice decision.”
This trade might not be popular among all Bruins fans, who envisioned Seguin as a future superstar. But he might go down as a player who squandered his great gifts. Multiple sources said the 21-year-old Seguin crossed the line this season with reckless partying.
It apparently got so bad that during the playoffs, the Bruins ordered Seguin to live in a hotel, where a guard was hired to make sure he stayed in his room.
Harris didn’t cite a specific source that gave him this information and, considering he’s the only one to report it, I’m assuming it certainly didn’t come from Chiarelli.
I’m not saying it didn’t actually happen or that Harris is making up the story, but if Boston sports fans have learned anything in the past decade it should be not to hear everything you hear from the media…especially when it’s regarding a person who just recently made his untimely exit from the city.
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PARTY IN THE USA
Tyler Seguin was traded by the Boston Bruins on Thursday, reportedly because the team was unhappy with his partying ways. In a wonderfully ironic twist, the youngster just so happened to throw a party the day he was traded. Numerous people tweeted about being at Seguin’s house on the Cape for a July 4 party [...]
BLAME THE HACKERS
Tyler Seguin's Twitter account sent out a homophobic joke, but the Stars player said he was hacked.
The joke is from the movie “Full Metal Jacket”, but no one is going to do the research on that.
Long drive back to Toronto then Dallas for a few days
— Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) July 6, 2013
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The Boston Bruins need look no further than Tyler Seguin’s statistics in the 2013 NHL playoffs if they want to justify trading him to the Dallas Stars. Seguin scored only one goal and tallied seven assists in 22 postseason games. That brought his total to six goals in 42 career playoff games with the team. [...]
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
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As if Boston sports needed more bad news. Boston athletes were generating enough negative PR as it is. Enter Tyler Seguin.
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So much for taking it easy on the Fourth of July.
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On Independence Day, the Bruins made a blockbuster trade with the Dallas Stars, sending Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and minor league defenseman Ryan Button to the Stars in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, and two forward prospects in Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser.
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— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 4, 2013