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09:30 AM ET 12.17 | The No. 2 overall pick in the most recent draft is still finding his way in the league. Tyler Seguin has been a prodigy at every level. ... General manager Peter Chiarelli mentions names like Pat LaFontaine and Steven Stamkos when describing his game. For all that, Seguin is familiar with failure. On Wednesday, Seguin was a healthy scratch for the first time as an NHLer. The same day, 13 teenagers were informed that Team Canada would not require their services in the upcoming World Junior Championship. Last year, Seguin, 17 at the time, got the same bad news.

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December 17, 2010  09:49 AM ET

I saw a short interview with Tyler on this subject. The kid handled himself with poise, dignity, and class. He was back in the lineup last night in Montreal and played well. Kudos to ya son.

December 17, 2010  10:27 AM ET

Should give Taylor Hall a call for some quick pointers.

December 17, 2010  10:34 AM ET

It's the first bolloxing that really hurts.

December 17, 2010  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Should give Taylor Hall a call for some quick pointers.

The Oilers are becoming a fun team to watch...Nifty footwork by Linus for his first NHL goal and a nice no-look feed on another. The Oilers coaching staff doesn't have a choice but to play the youngsters...Boston can afford to take their time with Seguin.

December 17, 2010  11:01 AM ET
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Nifty footwork by Linus for his first NHL goal and a nice no-look feed on another.

I agree. The kid is sick with talent. He also set up Eberle for a deflection. What was he doing in OK city? Did the Oilers brass think Horcoff can do better than that? Or ... Hemsky? If I was Tambellini, I'd let those two stay hurt for a loooong while.

December 17, 2010  11:25 AM ET
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Good post. I saw a number of interviews with him when the Oilers were deciding on who to take first and he comes across great. His press box days arn't over yet but Boston has a good one.

I think he'll be doing interviews for a while longer .... with poise of course. What else is there to do in the press box?

December 17, 2010  12:40 PM ET
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Eat some great chowder and pound back a few Sam Adams.

He's not old enough to be doing that in the states yet...The province that I live in though he'd be good to go.

December 17, 2010  01:50 PM ET
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The province I live in they encourage it.

I thought in the province you live in it was mandatory. :-)

December 17, 2010  04:02 PM ET
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It's bizzaro world here...you serve time if you don't...

So true. On my last trip through I was pulled over by the cops. He says, "Sir have you been drinking tonight?" I said, "No." And he said, Well, you're in Edmonton, you'd better start." :-)

December 17, 2010  05:19 PM ET
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Eat some great chowder and pound back a few Sam Adams.

Clam chowder, beer buttered cod loins and Sam Adams (Only Boston Ale will do, of course. Don't like some of their other ****). It's a great combo and goes down real smooth!

December 18, 2010  04:45 PM ET

[b]GO CANUCKS GO[b/]

December 18, 2010  04:45 PM ET

pulled a Kinger.

 
December 18, 2010  04:46 PM ET

GO CANUCKS GO

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