Remember when we we’re part of the whole Taylor/Tyler mess a couple of seasons back? Edmonton grabbed Taylor Hall and got all excited. They thought they had pulled off the hockey coup of the decade. (This is another one of those moments where we have to thank the Tornoto Maple Leafs for making one of those trades that was a total win-win for Boston.) The Bruins had the second pick and grabbed Tyler Seguin without so much as a blink.
Tyler sat on the bench for a fair slice of the 2010-2011 season. Then came the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tyler was marked as a healthy scratch for the first two rounds of the 2011 NHL Playoffs. Seguin was put into the starting lineup in the Eastern Conference Championships after Patrice Bergeron(the player Seguin wanted to model his career around.) sustained a concussion. Seguin scored a goal and added an assist in his first game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He proceeded to follow that with two goals and two assists in the second. He became the first teenager to score four points in a NHL playoff game since 1989.
Seguin has already lit up the boards with twelve goals and ten assists in just fourteen games for Biel this season. He had four goals and an assist in their 7-2 victory against Genève-Servette HC. (If there is a Swiss fantasy hockey league, someone is making out like a fiend!) The twenty year old Seguin leads EHC Biel in goals and points and ranks fourth in assists. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled that Seguin is having another breakout year in another country. (I guess this is the making of the Tyler Seguin world tour. Fathers lock up your daughters.) We’ve got ten Bruins overseas right now (Chris Kelly just signed up for the Swiss league this week.) I just want this freaking lockout mess to be settled so we can get our boys home.
Oh, and a side note Boston’s Little Ball of Hate will be signing merchandise in Providence on December 2nd. Johnny Boychuk will also be in attendance. C’mon on down to the Providence Place Mall. Get something signed, get your photo, and say hi to two people who made us Stanley Cup Champions.