For months, well-placed sources have been predicting that Tyler Seguin’s days with the Bruins were numbered, not just because of his soft, underachieving performance on the ice but largely because of his immature lifestyle choices.
Those sources clearly were onto something, because the Bruins yesterday made the decision to part ways with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, who they feel is headed for trouble with his nightlife pursuits.
Eriksson is a player fans will like because he fits the Bruins mold perfectly. Many people around the team never really warmed up to Seguin, the player or the person.
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.