Roenick: 'I would have kept Tyler Seguin'

Roenick: 'I would have kept Tyler Seguin'
March 21, 2014, 6:30 am
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The Bruins, and specifically general manager Peter Chiarelli, took some heat immediately after the trade deadline for only coming away with defenseman Andrej Meszaros in a minor deal.

Jeremy Roenick, the former NHL player and current NBC hockey analyst, defended Chiarelli as he discussed the B's moves on Cross Check with Bob Neumeier.

"Actually, I think Peter Chiarelli does a great job," Roenick said. "You look at the team on paper. It might not look awesome on paper, but you put this team on the ice, obviously with their coach [Claude Julien], who is fantastic and knows how to put the pieces of the puzzle together very nicely. Getting Jarome Iginla? Look at the year he's had."

Still, there is one move Roenick may not have made. That was getting rid of Tyler Seguin in the offseason deal that brought in Reilly Smith and Loui Eriksson from Dallas.

"It's really difficult to judge it, but Eriksson has had so many head injuries [two concussions]. I think he will pan out," Roenick said. "Tyler Seguin? Sometimes you need a little shakeup in your life, I guess . . . If I had to make that trade again, I would've kept Tyler Seguin. I wouldn't put the boots on him a little harder up in Boston. He's scoring a ton of goals for the Dallas Stars."