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Seguin on the verge of stardom?

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08:26 AM ET 10.03 | A self-admitted "stats guy," Tyler Seguin wasn't bowled over by his own 11-11-22 line during his rookie season. Across the National Hockey League, the Bruins are perceived among the half-dozen (or more) teams with the best shots at winning the Stanley Cup. The Bruins are typically (and rightly) seen as a solid, system-driven team that works hard and has a foundation in sound team defense and goaltending. But just imagine how dramatically those perceptions could be altered if one factor unfolds the way many around the league believe it will. Tyler Seguin becomes a star. If, at age 19, Seguin can emulate the career path of Tampa Bay's Steve Stamkos, the entire image of the Bruins changes.

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October 3, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Thanks again Burkie.

October 3, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thanks again Burkie.

Coming to your grocery store soon.

October 3, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Hey, if Seguin played on the Leafs he'd be another high paid draft pick that hasn't done anything. Now if Kesel played on the Bruins he would be great, everyone would be talking . . . . uhhhhh. Never mind.

October 3, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thanks again Burkie.

yes, thanks Burkie

October 3, 2011  09:21 AM ET

a full year on the books, and a Stanley Cup win under his belt, Seguin should hopefully be able to grow more.
and he still cannot buy his own beer...

October 3, 2011  09:32 AM ET

He's not Stamkos. I can see 20 -25 goals being realistic, the kid's more of a playmaker than a sniper.

October 3, 2011  10:42 AM ET

Comparing him to Stamkos, not so sure...Stamkos had 20 plus goals and 45 plus points in his rookie year and followed it up with 50 plus goals his next. Don't see those numbers from Seguin this year...

October 3, 2011  10:52 AM ET

Guess no one has followed the B's this preseason. The kid looks MUCH better, faster and above all stronger and looks to be stepping it up. The Bergeron Marchand and Seguin Line is going to score A LOT of goals this year, bank on it!

October 3, 2011  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Comparing him to Stamkos, not so sure...Stamkos had 20 plus goals and 45 plus points in his rookie year and followed it up with 50 plus goals his next. Don't see those numbers from Seguin this year...

Stamkos is a finisher. Think more like Kopitar at his age

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October 3, 2011  11:17 AM ET

Article must have been written by someone who hasn't gotten over the collapse of the Bostona Baseballers yet...
Any issues with the coconut's of Bergeron and Horton going into the regular season?

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October 3, 2011  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Article must have been written by someone who hasn't gotten over the collapse of the Bostona Baseballers yet...Any issues with the coconut's of Bergeron and Horton going into the regular season?

Yes. They seem to have swelled a bit with confidence after winning the Cup.

October 3, 2011  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Cool thats one of our top lines then:Lucic-Krejci-HortonMarchand-Bergeron-Seguin

Yeah, the second line could possibly be Bergeron and Marchand with either Seguin or Peverley, which would both be great fits, but i just see Tyler getting the nod, as that line is obviously the future of the team for the next decade or so. Those are 2 scary good top lines for a good long while (if PC continues to work his contract magic). Good times to be a B's fan!

October 3, 2011  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Article must have been written by someone who hasn't gotten over the collapse of the Bostona Baseballers yet...

Some pretty BIG IF"S in said article no doubt.
Well...it would be nice to have my baby back ribs air mailed in...of course that only if...

October 3, 2011  12:58 PM ET

His numbers were low, but he was also an 18 year old playing very limited minutes. He had that breakout in Game 2 against TB, showing just how talented he can be. If the coaching staff has more confidence in his defensive game, he will get more minutes and should be able put up some solid numbers, but afterall, the kid is just 19 still.

October 3, 2011  01:40 PM ET

Give the kid top minutes - Throw him in the deep-end and force him to swim. Powerplay, penalty-kill. Everything; that's what young legs are good for..

It'll settle him down, give him confidence and experience - It'll take the edge off any worries he may have about making mistakes.

October 3, 2011  02:07 PM ET

With Seguin, we saw flashes of brilliance last year. Those flashes will be more frequent as he develops. Does anyone remember how lousy Joe Thornton was his rookie year? 3 goals, 4 assists, and a -6.

 
October 3, 2011  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Give the kid top minutes - Throw him in the deep-end and force him to swim. Powerplay, penalty-kill. Everything; that's what young legs are good for..It'll settle him down, give him confidence and experience - It'll take the edge off any worries he may have about making mistakes.

It would be nice to see, but its tough to do that with such a balanced and deep team like the Bruins. Its not like the young guys in Edmonton where the teams goals are to develop for the future. Boston is expecting to win every night and will develop Seguin over time. Just need to find the right balance, and I think he will be ready for more minutes this season.

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