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Chiarelli dishes harsh critique of polarizing Seguin

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07:40 AM ET 07.01 | Ever since Boston bowed out of the playoffs this past week, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has served up an honest assessment of his players' futures, whether they were in Boston or not. [Chiarelli] issued his most emphatic critique of Tyler Seguin since the forward entered the NHL. "He's got to commit his mind and focus to the one task at hand," Chiarelli said. "He's got to become more of a professional. You know what? I can say that about a lot of 21-year-olds. I know he got criticized for playing on the periphery and all that stuff. He did. He's got to commit to being a professional and focusing on the game. Simple as that." ... Even if Seguin is not traded, Chiarelli hopes the chatter will straighten out the forward. "I hope it does," Chiarelli said.

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July 1, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Watching the playoffs this year I thought he was hesitant on going to the net. Like he was holding back. He hustled out there but didn't have that all or nothing attitude. I agree with P.C.

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July 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET

he is one of many that didn't have the pedal to the floor in the finals. But one must be careful with any critique of today's youth. They have been coddled ad nauseum to where they get trophies for trying....it could backfire, (though I hope not and i doubt it....)but realistically, he is only 21 and everyone goes cold sometimes...

July 1, 2013  08:56 AM ET

At 21, I would hardly trash the kid. Even Gretzky needed Kurri somewhat. Give him first line quality teammates, and see what he does.

Having said that, he will never be a Kessel.

July 1, 2013  09:00 AM ET

1 goal in 22 playoff games doesn't add up for a player making $5.75 million per over the next 6 yrs. Effort is one thing but he needed to show up on the stat sheet.

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July 1, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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If a few of those posts he rung had been a few inches left or right and gone in the net the discussion would be that he took a nice step forward in his development.

Yea, but if they had gone a few inches in the other direction he would have completely missed.

July 1, 2013  09:30 AM ET

It would appear that Chiarelli plans on keeping Seguin because those comments about his lack of professionalism, as well as his contract, would make it seem impossible to move him now.

July 1, 2013  09:30 AM ET

"He's got to commit his mind and focus to the one task at hand," Chiarelli said. "He's got to become more of a professional."

I guess Chiarelli found out the hard way that Tyler is no Taylor.

July 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You last sentence has been reported to the mods as hurtful ;)

Meh, I have 2 posts in the Vinny thread pulled already today. Happy Monday!

July 1, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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At 21, I would hardly trash the kid. Even Gretzky needed Kurri somewhat. Give him first line quality teammates, and see what he does.

Having said that, he will never be a Kessel.

That's a very nice compliment BGD.

July 1, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Meh, I have 2 posts in the Vinny thread pulled already today. Happy Monday!

You lead Rex 2-1 at my last count...


But the day is early.

July 1, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Watching the playoffs this year I thought he was hesitant on going to the net. Like he was holding back. He hustled out there but didn't have that all or nothing attitude. I agree with P.C.

Sounds like Chiarelli wishes he had Phil Kessel back in Boston.

He could've traded Seguin and their 1st round pick back to Toronto for Kessel.

Oh, wait .... the Bruins didn't have any 1st round picks.

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July 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET

So is he playing Kessel like?

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July 1, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Yeah, but I reported my own post on the Avalanche thread. Does that mean that technically he is up 2-0?

Technically...

But with the holiday in Canada and all, being benevolent is more than fair.

July 1, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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"He's got to commit his mind and focus to the one task at hand," Chiarelli said. "He's got to become more of a professional."I guess Chiarelli found out the hard way that Tyler is no Taylor.

Yeah...he can't sing like her nor is he as pretty as she is....

July 1, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Yeah, but I reported my own post on the Avalanche thread. Does that mean that technically he is up 2-0?

AS a TOR fan, a lead of 2 pretty well guarantees you will win

 
July 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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He could've traded Seguin and their 1st round pick back to Toronto for Kessel.

Trade him to Dallas, where he would learn to his dismay that he has been pronouncing his name wrong his whole life.

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