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Tyler Seguin is looking good as a first-line player

Nov 4, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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Sure Tyler Seguin has a Stanley Cup to his name and he was still last year’s second overall pick in the draft, but unlike his draft mate Taylor Hall, he had yet to find a way on to the Bruins’ first line and stick there.

That is until now. Seguin has been riding shotgun at left wing with Patrice Bergeron at center and Brad Marchand on right wing on the Bruins’ top line the last couple of games and’s Joe Haggerty thinks it’s a line that will stick together for a while. With each of those three players bringing a little something different to the ice, it’s a line that offers up a little bit of everything from three talented guys.

For Seguin, finding a line that blends well together has been tough for him to do. With the first two lines initially filled out when he arrived and throughout last season, playing alongside third liners and other roustabouts was life for him. Now with the lines being shaken up in Boston by Claude Julien, he’s teamed up with an Olympic gold medalist and a champion agitator while allowing his own game to break out.

That’ll do just fine for now. If Seguin can become the Bruins’ newest elite scorer, they’ll have a lot more to thank the Maple Leafs for in the future.

  1. danphipps01 - Nov 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Strange. I thought he had decent synergy with Lucic. That, and Bergeron was doing well on his own. Seems odd to concentrate all their hot players on one line and risk losing Lucic’s performance without Seguin. By the look of one of those links you posted, Lucic isn’t even being demoted to the second line, but the third. It’s odd. I don’t think he’s that great a player, but he’s one of their most productive guys so far this year. Why slash his minutes? Perhaps looking to replace him with a trade?

  2. lameasish - Nov 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Why mention the leafs eveytime u write about him, the trade was years ago, let it go man, NBC needs some new hockey writers, same boring stuff day in day out

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