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Humbled Seguin's primary goal

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07:32 AM ET 09.09 | Tyler Seguin's image needs a bit of a makeover, and he has assumed the role of someone trying to do just that. During the NHL player media tour, Seguin's message seemed to center on his desire to show his new teammates, coaches and fans that he's a driven, premium player and not the "partier" that he was portrayed to be in his final days with the Boston Bruins. ... "He has been humbled," said Stars general manager Jim Nill. "He wants to come in and be a big part of the team, but he wants to come in low-key. He's not coming in flashy. It's leasing a truck instead of a flashy car type of thing." Seguin, 21, said his primary goal this season is to show everyone who he truly is. "First, I want to earn the respect of my teammates," Seguin said. "That's a big thing for me."

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September 9, 2013  08:19 AM ET

See you back in Boston in 5 or 6 years when your contract is up Segui

September 9, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Q for Otis

Does Big D have a night life, or, is Seguin merely resigned to his fate?

September 9, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Q for OtisDoes Big D have a night life, or, is Seguin merely resigned to his fate?

Depends on what time last call is in Big D.

September 9, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Humbled Seguin's primary goals;
1) learn to ride a horse that isn't attached to a pole
2) eat a real steak
3) learn the difference between "y'all' and 'all a y'all"

September 9, 2013  09:01 AM ET

leasing a truck? poseur.

September 9, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Million dollar talent with a two cent cement head

September 9, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Humbled Seguin's primary goals;1) learn to ride a horse that isn't attached to a pole2) eat a real steak3) learn the difference between "y'all' and 'all a y'all"

LOL for #3.

September 9, 2013  09:17 AM ET

BTW: anyone heard anything from Nathan Horton?

September 9, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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leasing a truck? poseur.

To be fair I think that's all that's available.

September 9, 2013  09:24 AM ET

If he actually settles down and becomes a team player Dallas is going to be looking good.

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September 9, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

BTW: anyone heard anything from Nathan Horton?

I heard a WHO, is that close enough?

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September 9, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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Yes, railroading a guy out of town is a sure-fire way to ensure he desires a comeback farther down the line.

+1

September 9, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Seguin wasn't portrayed as a partier, he WAS/IS a partier. Aside from that I think his teammates in Boston respected him, but they were certainly waiting for him to settle down a bit and give his career the full attention it demands.Maybe he is serious about becoming a real professional and he will blossom into the true sniper the Bruins thought they drafted or maybe he is content with doing the same things in Dallas and having a decent career filled with 25-30 goal seasons in which everyone is left to ask; "how did such a talented kid become a career 2nd liner?".

life of a 21 yr. old NHL'er

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September 9, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Can't imagine a 21 year old kid, rich beyond his wildest dreams, partying and goofing around. I wish we had him.

September 9, 2013  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Q for Otis

Does Big D have a night life, or, is Seguin merely resigned to his fate?

The city of Dallas is just begging for a young, energetic kid to amp up the evenings down here. In the Stars' salad days of the 90's it was no big deal to see Modano, Hatcher, and the boys frequenting the local night spots.

I think Seguin will find his fate quite entertaining. He will be just fine.

September 9, 2013  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The city of Dallas is just begging for a young, energetic kid to amp up the evenings down here. In the Stars' salad days of the 90's it was no big deal to see Modano, Hatcher, and the boys frequenting the local night spots. I think Seguin will find his fate quite entertaining. He will be just fine.

and especially entertaining when he starts hitting the back of the net 40 times a year?

 
September 9, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

and especially entertaining when he starts hitting the back of the net 40 times a year?

I know this...

Back in the day, it didn't suck to be Modano.

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