By Pat O'Rourke
Tyler Seguin’s departure from Boston may have had a lot more to do with his off-ice antics than his on-ice shortcomings.
It was no secret that the 21-year old now-former Bruin liked to have fun. But the forward may have liked having too much fun, to the point where it was getting in the way of his hockey career.
The Boston Herald’s Stephen Harris wrote today that Seguin’s partying this season became so rampant, B’s brass ordered Seguin live in a hotel, hiring a guard to make sure he didn’t sneak out.
On the ice, Seguin’s play didn’t rise to the billing that came with being a No. 2-overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft, especially in the playoffs, where he scored just one goal in 22 games and was relegated to bottom-six duty.
There seems to be many factors that led to the slippery slope that ended with Seguin being shipped to Dallas in a deal that brought all-star winger Loui Eriksson and three prospects to Boston. Harris disclosed what seemed to be one of those factors.