Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thursday Morning Cupcheck - A Look Back at Boston Trading History
Say, isn't Chara a problem child too? We'll take that burden off your hands anyday.
Good morning, hockey fans! Last week we listed out the various options new Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill had to improve the team's glaring weakness at center. Within hours, our #1 center spot was realized in the most optimal way possible, as Dallas acquired former #2 overall pick Tyler Seguin from the Bruins for Loui Eriksson and some of our second-rate prospects (sorry, Reilly!)
However, those who expected the Boston media to just let this trade slide into the forgotten dustbin of recent history were sadly mistaken. Within minutes, stories from unnamed "sources" began to circulate about Seguin's "bad boy" persona, as the for-hire Boston sports media once again proved that they will write anything for access.
That said, it's important to keep these stories in a historical perspective. Seguin is hardly the first, and definitely not the last, young, talented and popular Boston athlete to be run out of town on a rail. Here is a short stroll down memory lane.