Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Tyler Seguin celebrating a goal (Photo Credit: Matthew Jacob) This year’s Fourth of July celebration delivered its expected fireworks all across the U.S. However, there was an even larger explosion in Dallas, Texas and Boston, Mass, resulting in seven traded players. Among the seven traded players, forwards Tyler Seguin and Loui Eriksson seemed to be the major reasons for the megadeal compromised on the U.S.’s 237th birthday. Seguin joins two Boston teammates, forward Rich Peverly and prospect Ryan Button in this trade with Dallas. The Stars will refer to the Dropkick Murphy’s hit song and ship Eriksson, along with forward Matt Fraser and prospects Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith, up to Boston. Seguin, a 21-year-old from Brampton, Ontario, created positive outcomes for the Bruins on the ice. The stats and hockey work ethic Seguin brought to the squad were incomparable and insufficient in the eyes of the Bruins management. The franchise was right in trading Seguin. Rumors of his immaturity and unprofessional style proved true yesterday. On July 7, only days after being traded to the Stars, Seguin tweeted a homophobic reference quoted from the movie Full Metal Jacket. The tweet reads (photo credit: DJ Bean/WEEI): As a sarcastic person might say, he is off to a real great start. Thankfully, the Bruins were able to release Seguin before they encountered another homophobic tweet, like the one back in April, 2013, mentioning “#nohomo.” Now that the Bruins no longer babysit Seguin, they take on a new child – one far more mature, experienced and professional. But who is Loui Eriksson anyway? His name sounds oddly familiar to the famous Norse explorer, Leif Ericson. Loui Eriksson Well to start off, the Swedish-born winger is known for having an immense amount of knowledge and talent for the game. As an 18-year-old, he began his professional career in the Elitserien (Swedish Professional Hockey League). Rookie of the Year winner, Eriksson completed his debut year in the pros collecting 13 points in his 46 games for Frölunda HC. After a few seasons in Sweden, and Iowa playing in the American Hockey League, he joined the official Dallas Stars roster for the 2006-2007 season. Two seasons later, Eriksson broke through his cocoon, leading the team in goals (36), placing him in fifth for goals scored in the Western Conference, twelfth in the NHL. That season sparked the fire for his career. For the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons, he competed in almost all the games while tallying 71 points. In the 2010-11 season, he racked up 73 points from 27 goals and 46 assists. During and after his breakout season for the Stars, Eriksson completed in all but three games (373 out of 376 games). Heading over to Boston, the Bruins can only wonder if Eriksson’s talent can amount to that of Seguin’s. During this past short-season he only chipped in 12 goals and 17 assists in the 48 games. Regardless, the work ethic and competitiveness Eriksson brought to the Stars in previous seasons will become evident in the upcoming season. My final worry is: How will the lines be adjusted? Seguin leaves left-handers, Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly – a problem because Eriksson is a lefty as well.
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