|Posted on November 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM|
To start off, here's a background... On September 18, 2009, the Boston Bruins traded promising young star Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2010 first-round pick, a 2010 second-round pick, and a 2011 first-round pick. With that 2010 first round pick, the team selected forward Tyler Seguin at second overall. Seguin played three seasons with the Bruins and recorded 121 points in 203 games. He even won a Stanley Cup with the franchise in 2011.
But, last season, after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, Seguin was criticized for his partying lifestyle and was also accused of being unprofessional. As a result, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli dealt the talented 21 year old forward as well as center Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for star forward Loui Eriksson and three prospects -- Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser.
The two major players of this deal were obviously Tyler Seguin, and forward Loui Eriksson. Early on in the season it is evident that the Dallas Stars won this deal. Seguin is flourishing with his new team and linemate Jamie Benn. He is fifth in NHL scoring with 22 points in 19 games. He is actually on pace for 95 points this season. Seguin even scored a shootout goal in his first game against his former team earlier this month.
Eriksson meanwhile has only 7 points in 13 games for the Bruins.
The NHL season is only one-forth done, but it is clear that the Dallas Stars are the early winners of the Tyler Seguin deal.
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