Buckley: Seguin trade boldest move of 2013

Buckley: Seguin trade boldest move of 2013
December 31, 2013, 12:45 am
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It was a year of bold moves in Boston.

But one move must stand above the rest. So which one is it?

Gary Tanguay, Mike Felger, Tom E. Curran, and Steve Buckley make their cases.

The nominees:

1. Trading Tyler Seguin

2. Naming Koji Uehara closer

3. Hiring Brad Stevens

Buckley says Uehara can't be there because that move was out of desperation by the Sox after their other closers went down.

"Seguin is the biggest one by far because this has the biggest potential to blow up in their faces. If he goes on to become Gordy Howe for the next 12 years in Dallas, Bruins and their fans have to live with that."

Curran goes off the grid and picks Bill Belichick for throwing all receivers overboard after 2012.

"He got rid of Brandon Lloyd, he drafted a couple guys, and then you say, 'You know what Tom? We're just going to throw to all these guys instead of all the people we've had over the last few years. Don't worry about it, it'll all work out.' And you know what? It kind of has."

Tanguay is going the way of Stevens, saying that hiring a college coach is a bold move and nobody saw it coming - and it looks like it's working out.

Felger agrees with Buckley: The Bruins are boldest.