Haggerty: Too early to judge Seguin trade

Haggerty: Too early to judge Seguin trade
July 4, 2014, 9:30 pm
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It's been a year since party boy Tyler Seguin packed up his skates and was shipped off to the Dallas Stars. 

There was never any question that Seguin had talent, but eventually his off-ice antics and inability to perform in the clutch earned him a one-way ticket out of Boston. 

In his first year with the Stars, Seguin seemed to put it all together, scoring 37 goals and tallying 47 assists. 

Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty joins Kyle Draper on SNC to discuss whether or not the Bruins got it wrong by dealing a talent like Seguin. 

"I don’t think they got it wrong," says Haggerty. "I think it’s too difficult to tell one year into a trade. You’re not getting the full picture…"

His regular season was stellar, but in the postseason, Seguin disappeared once again. 

"What did he do in the playoffs? He did jack squat," says Haggerty. "He’s got one goal in his last 27 playoff games. He continues to shrink in the big moments against the best teams.”

Still, Seguin's regular season numbers were hard to ignore.

"He was one of my votes for the Hart Trophy as the MVP this year,” says Haggerty.

Overall, the move to Dallas has unquestionably helped Seguin. A fresh start seems to be just what he needed. 

"He grew up a lot in Dallas," says Haggerty. "I think that was a slap in the face to him to get traded to the Dallas Stars and I think it forced him to grow up a little bit. I think it was a good thing for him."

It's often difficult to see your ex do well with someone else, and while it certainly hurts to see Seguin realize his incredible potential while wearing a different jersey, there's not question that Seguin is better off in Dallas.