Re: Not our problem anymore...
posted at 7/8/2013 1:22 PM EDT
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
I have to get it off my chest. I liked the kid. I liked him a lot. I liked him for the on ice skills, but from what I saw of the off ice workouts and camp biosteel and from his first vehicle being a used Range Rover I was led to believe that he was mature beyond his years. I guess I am naive, but I thought the missed team meeting and that benching was a "one of".
I could see the problems in his game as well as anyone and I see what jwensink means.
But I thought he could mature. I was wild when I was a kid, really wild. A lot of people didn't think I would live to see 21 years of age. I had dropped out of school and basically every cent I made went for booze and drugs. After a few years of that and some close calls I snapped out of it at 21 and turned my life around. Haven't touched any street drugs since then, (still drink tho), went back to school and got it together. And at the time I started running every day and eventually took up bike racing and took much better care of myself.
I thought I would see the same in Tyler. I thought his game would improve and get grittier with time.
I am really disappointed in Tyler more than anything. I wish the kid the best, but again I'd be so disappointed to see him succeed when he could have done it for the Bruins. I expected to see more bio steel workouts and articles this summer about how Tyler was rededicating himself. Instead, I see tweets about a 4th of July party.
I guess this is hard on me because I know I was wild and turned it around, and if I were playing for the same stakes that Seguin is... I just can't see how he can't get it together for millions a year when I did it for a normal life and white collar job.
Always nice to read a post that's explanetory. We see this a bit differently, and that's ok. Personally, I don't think the partying was what got him shipped out of town. If it was, then I think the Bruins made a mistake. Maturity, or some form of it will undoubtedly come along.
I think all of this party hoopla is a bit of a smoke screen, and wouldn't even have come out, if PC figured he had a deal, when those remarks were made. Doesn't make sense for PC to make those public statements, unless he thinks the trade posibilities are gone, and he's stuck with trying to straighten those things out.
I think the "only reason" Seguin was traded, is because management changed their mind about his potential. I know mine sure did. I certainly think he can become a really good player, I just don't think he can become a superstar. I said before, to date, he's been Samsonov lite. Samsonov was a really good player who just hit a wall, when he really should have taken off. They both have those pond hockey skills, but not necessarily that other dimension to get them over the top. I can't ever see Seguin being a quality center. If he can more North-South he could be a pretty good winger for a while but the East-West stuff has to go.
If Seguin does morph into a superstar with 15 more years on his resume, it won't look good on PC, but I feel he's made a really gutsy, prudent decision. Time will tell.