According to TSN Analyst Bob McKenzie, their is a very big chance Nathan Horton will not be returning to the Bruins next season and that Tyler Seguin‘s name has been thrown around in trade talk in the recent days coming up to the draft. McKenzie tweeted “Not 100 per cent yet but looks like Nathan Horton will NOT be back with BOS. B’s talking trade and Tyler Seguin’s name has been discussed.”
In the wake of losing Andrew Ference to stay within the new cap limit, it also seems the Bruins are willing to sacrifice both Nathan Horton and possibly Tyler Seguin in order to keep Tuukka Rask. The idea however seems greatly absurd, considering that with the removal of Andrew Ference, Jaromir Jagr, Jay Pandolfo, Wade Redden, Aaron Johnson, and Anton Khudobin will open up a huge chunk of cap space for Horton and Rask.
But the main focus point of this is the outrageous idea that Tyler Seguin should be traded. Yes, Seguin did not have another spectacular year in the playoffs or the regular season, but to some 1 year of not so hot play is grounds for a trade. Although there is something one can keep in mind, in 2012 Seguin was playing with a detached tendon in his wrist and got surgery on it. While his play in Europe was spectacular there is reason to believe he may have re-injured that wrist during this regular season and considering the amount of nasty injuries plaguing the team that were kept quiet it’s hard not to imagine that it could have happened. There have been star forwards on the Bruins in the past that had to deal with wrist injuries that effected their career in drastic ways. One of those players was Sergei Samsonov, the 8th overall pick was never the same after breaking his wrist in the 2002-03 season and it shows in his stats. Never once did he return to the 20 goal plateau and his 70 point consistency was gone in what almost seemed like a flash. But considering that was 10 years ago the Bruins medical staff can probably handle an injury like that better now than they could have back then; but it’s something to keep in mind.
With Draft day less than 24 hours away it’s going to be a wild next few hours with trade talk buzzing about in the hockey world. Look out for anything Bruins related because it might be big