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Less than a week after Peter Chiarelli called out Tyler Seguin for not being professional enough, the Bruins have traded Seguin along with Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars in return for Loui Eriksson and three prospects. The move provides the Bruins with some cap relief and they get one of the league’s most underrated players as well.
Eriksson has netted 70+ point seasons in each of his last three seasons before the lockout-shortened season. In those years he scored 25-29 goals. Eriksson is also a very solid defensive forward, playing on both the power-play and penalty-kill, something only Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand do for the Bruins. Eriksson has very good hands, is a skilled passer but he also gets his share of goals. Eriksson isn’t very physical but is more so than Seguin, and will get sneaky goals around the net.
Many assumed that Peter Chiarelli’s comments about Tyler Seguin’s maturity and professionalism were tools to motivate the 21-year old winger to reach his potential. Perhaps it was. But maybe when the Stars came knocking and Loui Eriksson was in play the deal became too good for Chiarelli not to take.
The Bruins also got a few prospects in the deal, the most notable being Joe Morrow. Morrow was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Penguins but was moved to Dallas in the Brendan Morrow deal. His AHL numbers imply he’s a defensive defensemen but he also has a nice shot and is developing on the power-play. Morrow will enter a tightly contested group of young defensemen so expect him to play in Providence for a year or two.
Tyler Seguin is due to make $5.75 million annually for the next six seasons, a price Chiarelli deemed to high for uncertain production. Coupled with Rich Peverley’s $3.25 million per year clearing the books the Bruins are now roughly $9 million under the cap, still needing to sign Tuukka Rask. This number is not factoring in Marc Savard‘s $4 million that will not be counted once Savard lands on LTIR. That leaves the Bruins $13 million to sign Rask, and one or two right wingers.
The move is good for all involved, the Stars get an impact forward who should become the face of their franchise. Seguin gets to restart in a market without as much pressure and likely return to his natural center position. He’ll be in an offense-first system and will not be held responsible defensively. Seguin will almost certainly flourish in Dallas. The Bruins get the best player in the trade at this current time in Loui Eriksson. Being in a big market the fans will start to see exactly how good he is. Eriksson gets a chance to fit in with a talented crew and show his stuff. Rich Peverley still get’s paid $3.25 million when he should be making half of that. Everybody wins.
Initially, the Bruins win this trade fairly easily, they get the best player in the deal, relieve cap space and get three solid prospects. In five years, if Seguin becomes a 35-goal scorer or point-per-game guy the Stars win, but with every game it was becoming clear that that wasn’t likely to happen for Seguin in Boston.
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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 [...]
Tyler Seguin may be on his way out of Boston.
With just eight points during the Bruins’ playoff run, it’s no secret that Seguin’s production was a disappointment. After the run, general manager Peter Chiarelli said the 21-year-old had to “become more of a professional,” as it was revealed Seguin’s name came up in deadline trade talks.
Now according to multiple reports...
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. [...]
So much for taking it easy on the Fourth of July.
While most Bostonians were lounging by the beach or hanging out at a cookout with a cold one, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and Co. were busy engineering the biggest blockbuster trade of the NHL offseason thus far.
That deal sent Tyler Seguin, once considered the key to the B’s future, and third-line grinder Rich Peverley to...
Tyler Seguin is no longer a Boston Bruin.
The team announced Thursday that the 21-year-old winger, along with fellow forward Rich Peverley and Providence defenseman Ryan Button, has been traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Loui Eriksson and three prospects.
The move ends a three-year tenure in Boston for Seguin, whom the Bruins selected second overall in the 2010 draft. After...
The Boston Bruins are sending Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars for fellow forward Loui Eriksson as part of a seven-player trade.
In addition to Eriksson, the Bruins are also acquiring forwards Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow in the deal announced Thursday. Dallas will receive Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button.
Seguin, chosen with the No...
The Boston Bruins have decided to cut ties with young superstar, Tyler Seguin. The former second overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft is now property of the Dallas Stars. The Bruins shipped Seguin to the Stars in a massive seven-player deal. If you are as shocked as I am about the trade here is as good a reason as I could find: according to Boston Bruins general manager Peter...
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Bruins and Stars are close to a deal sending Tyler Seguin to Dallas for Loui Eriksson.
The 21-year-old Seguin recently got publicly called out by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. Chiarelli said that Seguin needed to learn how “to be a better pro”. Off ice issues appear to have damaged Seguin’s standing with the team. It’s also...
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarellie reached an agreement on a blockbuster trade with the Dallas Stars on Thursday. After falling just short of a second Stanley Cup championship in three years, Chiarellie decided to clear cap space and bring in one of the game’s more
Huge trade in the works. Boston and Dallas close on a deal sending Tyler Seguin to Stars for Loui Eriksson. Other parts involved as well.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 4, 2013
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.
The trade comes after almost a week of rumors and speculation surrounding the young forward. The...
On Thursday, the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars pulled off the first blockbuster trade of the summer in the NHL. Boston agreed to sent centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenesman Ryan Button to Dallas for forwards Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith … Continue reading →The post Blockbuster Trade: Dallas, Boston Swap Stars appeared first on Committed Indians.
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