In response to RichHillOntario's comment:
In response to stevegm's comment:
A lot of threads about Seguin, and I haven't read them all. A lot of what I have read though, I'm not sure I agree with.
Despite a desperate need for Bruin Country to beat their chest re the Kessel deal, this part didn't deliver. To date, Seguin's been Samsonov Lite, and 6 years of big bucks is downright scary. Can Tyler do a Rick Middleton ? Possibly, but obviously, the Bruins don't think so. I agree with them.
I don't think there's a chance in Hell, this deal was put together because the B's are against the cap. The trigger was pulled because Tyler Seguin is gonna be paid like a franchise player, and the Bruin brass doesn't think he'll deliver. Plain and simple. If they thought differently, they wouldn't make the deal.
It's also fairly obvious PC and the whole management group(that's what's involved in player transactions of this magnitude) figured they were stuck with Seguin before they made public statements about his maturity. Those never help the marketability, and PC's smart enough to realize that. This deal probably sarted to come together after that, and obviously, the company is thrilled.
Maybe now we can stop worrying about the Kessel thing, and go win another cup.
I believe in the hockey IQ of this group, and I share their opinion that Seguin is not a player that you build your future on.
If he was, that new found cap space wouldn't be an issue.
Don't know much about the players we're getting, but the reviews from some of uour best posters is encouraging.
Now if we can just get Clarkson.................
Excellent post, steve. It would seem Seguin didn't help his cause by performing in a manner that prompted mangement to project/gamble on him not developing his desire to compete more intensely commensurate to his skills and salary status.
If you were the GM and critically assessed his 3 years in the league, both on and off ice, would you also have made the same move or would you have held out hope for a resurgence? Anyone else please feel free to weigh in.