Tyler Seguin was traded away by the Boston Bruins because he didn’t play a style of hockey that the B’s liked. The team drug Seguin’s name through the mud after the deal, commenting publicly on his lack of toughness and desire to go to the net to score goals.
While the 21-year-old forward isn’t exactly Tomas Holmstrom in front of the net, he’s shown a willingness to drive to the goal mouth in his first season with the Dallas Stars. Case in point:
The goal was Seguin’s 18th on the year. That’s good for sixth in the NHL. It was also his 33rd point, which is good for 11th. That’s six more points than Boston’s leading scorer (David Krejci) and seven more goals than their leading goal producer (Milan Lucic). The B’s will continue to play “the trade wasn’t about stats” card, but hockey is a game that is all about production.
You don’t see the Bruins chasing Lucic out of town after his meltdown at a bar in Vancouver, do you?
Regardless, Seguin has been a boon for Dallas. Some questioned whether or not the Stars had made the right move in acquiring the young star, but at this juncture it seems pretty clear that they did.