Tyler Seguin thinks that Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khubodin got inside of Alex Ovechkin’s head on Friday night.
The Stars beat the Caps 2-1 in overtime on Seguin’s goal — his second of the game. Ovi attempted six shots on goal for the Washington Capitals but was stonewalled by Khubodin, who stopped all but one shot he faced.
Seguin said after the game that Khubodin got in Ovechkin’s head.
Tyler Seguin on Anton Khudobin: “I think he maybe got in Ovi’s head a little bit because he was making some good saves.”
Khudobin: “I guess he was a little mad at me and shoot right at my jaw.”
Seguin could be right. Most of all, this shows the kind of confidence Seguin and the Stars now have.
Just a week ago, Seguin and Jamie Benn defended themselves from criticism from the team’s CEO. That appears to have lit a fire under him, as he’s recorded points in every game since and has scored four goals over the past two games.
Lites may come off like a jerk to some, but he’s clearly trying to light a fire under his best players. He also says the owner sees things the same way, so maybe he’s taking the heat by being the bad guy.
Dallas entered play on Saturday 19-16-3 with 41 points — barely grabbing the final playoff spot in the West. They’ve only made the playoffs twice since 2008 and are expecting much more out of this year’s squad.
Tyler Seguin is, by all indications, a 23-year-old professional hockey player who likes to party. Does that make him the exception or the norm? Seguin certainly gets more attention for it than others, but is the attention warranted?
If you remember, the Boston Bruins reportedly traded Seguin two years ago because they were unhappy with his partying ways. On Tuesday morning, former Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie indicated that Seguin’s neighbors in Yorkville, Toronto have become annoyed with him.
Tyler Seguin now behaving himself? Yorkville neighbours sure don't think so. Lots of loud noisy parties to 6am Lots of garbage left behind
As Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy reminds us, the Maple Leafs traded the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft to Boston in exchange for Phil Kessel. There certainly could be some bias showing through from Peddie, who was still with Toronto at the time.
Tyler Seguin had a breakout year with the Dallas Stars last season, and he is currently training hard in hopes of duplicating it in a few months. And as any good hockey player would tell you, there is nothing more important than a strong core.
One of the ways Seguin is strengthening his core is by allowing people to hit golf balls off his crotch. He took some time to work out while hosting the Fourth Period’s Charity Golf Classic on Thursday.
“Didn’t think this would be happening at my first golf tourny,” he wrote on Instagram. Thank god he was a pro. Awesome day big shoutout to the 150+ people that came #tfpclassic #charity #golf #nhl”
Seguin said having the ball hit off his groin area “tickled.” I’d say that makes him a pretty lucky guy. We can only imagine how wrong that could have gone.
Seguin tweeted earlier in the day that he was driving back to Toronto (possibly from Cape Cod), so it’s possible someone grabbed his phone and tweeted that from his account. Or maybe he (or someone else) was just quoting “Full Metal Jacket” at the time. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
Tyler Seguin was traded by the Boston Bruins on Thursday, reportedly because the team was unhappy with his partying ways. In a wonderfully ironic twist, the youngster just so happened to throw a party the day he was traded.
Numerous people tweeted about being at Seguin’s house on the Cape for a July 4 party and shared photos and videos from the affair. One even called it a “trade party.” Viral music star Mike Stud was among those who tweeted about meeting up with Seguin for a party:
It could very well be that Seguin just happened to throw a July 4 party like most people in the country, but the timing of his rager doesn’t look great. Keep in mind Seguin’s mother defended him to the Toronto Star for the reports that he partied too much. Seguin’s father even admitted that his son parties and is caught up by social media frequently because he is so young. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday.
A girl who goes by Lizzy Dela on Instagram shared this photo from Seguin’s party:
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 playoffs 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.”
That may be true, but Seguin’s performance on the ice in the playoffs over the past three seasons was reason enough to trade him. A certain MLB manager would agree with Jackie that the Boston media can be incredibly harsh to players and coaches on their way out the door. That being said, Boston received a solid two-way player from Dallas in Loui Erikkson. It’s not as if they gave Seguin away, so the team shouldn’t have to plant stories. In any event, mom feels her son is being poorly represented. Instincts are tough to control.
The Boston Bruins need look no further than Tyler Seguin’s statistics in the 2013 NHL playoffs if they want to justify trading him to the Dallas Stars. Seguin scored only one goal and tallied seven assists in 22 postseason games. That brought his total to six goals in 42 career playoff games with the team. And this guy is supposed to be a scorer.
However, the more we hear about Thursday’s blockbuster trade, the more it sounds like the move was as much about off-ice behavior as it was on-ice performance. Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reported on Friday that the 21-year-old had been spending way too much time partying. During last weekend’s NHL Draft, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said Seguin “needs to become a better professional.” What prompted that?
For starters, Seguin reportedly had too many instances of late-night partying during the regular season after signing a six-year, $34 million extension with Boston. Then there was the first round of the playoffs in Toronto, when Seguin is said to have been out late partying in his home town of Toronto. According to Haggerty, he was confronted by members of the organization when he showed up at the Air Canada Centre wearing the same clothes for three-straight days. Seguin played particularly poorly in Games 3 and 4 of that series.
On Thursday, Chiarelli downplayed the influence of Seguin’s off-ice behavior in the decision to trade him.
“I don’t want to really play [the maturation thing] up too much,” he said. “He’s a 21-year-old that played as an 18-year-old, and I think he was just a 21-year-old kid. He was maturing and growing up. He liked to have fun like the rest of them,” said Chiarelli. “I don’t really think it was such a big deal. But when I said earlier about focus, [it was] just about little things, about preparing to play. It was nothing about extracurricular activities.”
Perhaps this will be the wake-up call Seguin needs to start meeting expectations. He’s a natural center, so it may have hurt his growth that the Bruins used him as a winger. Boston also plays a style of hockey that is more defensive, so it’s no surprise a pure finesse player like Seguin didn’t thrive in Claude Julien’s system. On paper, it looks like a change will be beneficial for both sides.
The Boston Bruins are off to a roaring start to the lockout-shortened season, and their hot streak continued with a shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. You know things are going particularly well when a flying hot dog wipes out one of your shootout goals and you still find a way to win.
Tyler Seguin was Boston’s first shooter when the shootout began, and an object that appeared to be either a hot dog or a sausage came sliding across the ice as he was skating in on Devils goalie Johan Hedberg. As Puck Daddy pointed out, the NHL has a rule that resulted in Seguin having to take the shot again after he scored. NHL rule 24.4:
If, while the penalty shot is being taken, a spectator throws any object onto the ice or, in the judgment of the Referee, interferes with the player taking the shot or the goalkeeper defending the shot, he shall permit the shot be taken again.
While the replay appeared to show that the food item slid behind Hedberg and was actually more in Seguin’s line of sight, the officials ruled that Seguin had to retake the shot. He scored again, and the Bruins eventually went on to win.
At least it wasn’t a dead animal, right? Believe it or not, that has happened once or twice during NHL games.