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July 5, 2013

Tyler Seguin’s Mom Rips Boston Bruins

by Jared

The Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars on Thursday, and much of the talk surrounding the deal has had to do with the 21-year-old allegedly acting unprofessionally. Multiple reports from the Boston area on Friday highlighted stories about Seguin staying up late and irritating the Bruins with his partying antics, but one was particularly alarming.

According to Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald, Seguin’s “reckless partying” got so out of hand during the playoff that the Bruins ordered him to live in a hotel room. The team also reportedly hired a guard to make sure he was in his room before games instead of out partying. Tyler’s mom, Jackie Seguin, told the Toronto Star on Friday that the report is completely false.

“That’s not true,” she said. “I know that for a fact. The whole team lived in the hotel. That’s crap. Oh, my God. That’s stupid stuff. That’s very unfair to say that. He’s a professional. That makes me very angry.”

Jackie added that Tyler oftentimes would opt for staying at the hotel with the team rather than going out to dinner. She also said that he spent three days in Boston during the Stanley Cup Final and a week with his father, adding that he was either at the hotel or with his dad.

“You know what is happening?” Jackie asked. “Boston is now trying to justify why they’re getting rid of Tyler. Obviously, they don’t want a fan backlash against (general manager Peter) Chiarelli,” she said. “Now they’re making up stories.”

All that may be true, but it’s not like Boston gave Seguin away. They received Loui Erikkson in return. Who know’s what’s true, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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