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Seguin healthy scratch for disciplinary reasons

Dec 6, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

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When the Boston Bruins took the ice tonight against the Winnipeg Jets tonight, they did so without the services of budding superstar Tyler Seguin. The absence isn’t because of an unreported injury—or any other health problem for that matter. No, according to Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli, Seguin was scratched for missing the team breakfast and meeting this morning.

Our apologies for anyone that was depending on 19 in their fantasy leagues tonight.

CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty talked to Chiarelli who explained that Seguin “didn’t take it well,” but understood that the team rules are there for a reason. The worrisome part for Bruins fans (and the organization) is that this isn’t the first time they’ve had attendance problems with the 19-year-old forward. Sometimes young players just need to be reminded that there are rules in place for each and every guy on the roster. Seguin certainly wouldn’t be the first young players that needed a reminder.

Seguin isn’t the first high profile player that has been sent to the press box as a healthy scratch this season. Alex Semin was a healthy scratch earlier this year because he came down with a horrible case of “the minor penalties.” Tomas Kaberle took a seat in the press box because of his poor play and Derick Brassard has been a healthy scratch multiple times this season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. You may have heard about that story from his agent.

Needless to say, the Bruins hope that they can get Seguin’s attention with tonight’s decision. It’s a young player learning a lesson how to be a professional. But if he misses another meeting or breakfast after today, then there’s a bigger problem to worry about in Boston.

  1. bcjim - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM


    • bobwsc - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:09 PM


  2. rainyday56 - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    He must be a superstar. Even Gretz was benched — once.

  3. lameasish - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Where is all the kessel talk, these hockey writers cannot seem to talk about him without talking about kessel.

  4. pastabelly - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Might cost his team it’s first loss since Halloween – not good.

  5. sonofsamiam - Dec 6, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    He could probably score on Luongo from the pressbox, wouldn’t you say little jimmy?

  6. nhlbruins90 - Dec 6, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Milbury has made veiled references to Seguin’s off-ice conduct numerous times. Wondered what the real story was there. Guess we’re finding out what he was talking about, or at least getting a hint.

    Nip this one in the bud. Teenagers will be teenagers, but when you get paid millions – NO EXCUSES. He’s clearly having too much fun out on the town. He obviously was not in his hotel room, or his roommate would have dragged him down to the meeting. Out on the town after arriving in the Peg after 2 am. – uh, not good.

    This kid is maybe a shade too cock-sure of himself. His production the past 2 weeks has tailed off. I think we know why now. This little problem may have cost us the game tonight.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 7, 2011 at 12:41 AM

      Aaaaand as it happens…

      Gotta hope the sense gets slapped into the kid quick. Don’t want him going all Alex Semin on you. That would rather pronouncedly suck.

      • 8man - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:01 AM

        “That would rather pronouncedly suck.


    • deepthreat - Dec 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM

      It was too late for him to go out on the town. Maybe he stayed with a “friend” in Winnepeg. The breakfast is not a huge deal and not really a team meeting. Just a way for the club to make sure the players are getting an optimal meal on game day. That’s why they let it slide a few times. He did it too often and the team felt he was being unprofessional, so they gave him a boot in the ass.

      • nhlbruins90 - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM

        I’m sure he’s got ‘friends’ all over North America. Anyway, the breakfast was indeed a big deal, and most certainly a team meeting. They got into town in the wee hours, and didn’t have a morning skate as usual. The breakfast/meeting was prep time for the game. No prep, no play.

      • deepthreat - Dec 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM

        Not true according to players. Just a getting the most important meal of the day. If it was an important meeting, he would have been disciplined the first time it happened.

  7. 8man - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:03 AM

    And so now the B’s have “lost” for the first time in a month and all the haters can come back out and spew their nonsense about how lucky they got, what a crappy hockey town Boston is, how over rated their players are, how bald Julien is……

    Blah, blah, blah.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 7, 2011 at 1:42 PM

      All your insecurity issues aside, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do that so far. But don’t let me interrupt your weeping.

      • bobwsc - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:12 PM

        and don’t let us interrupt your head-in-the-sand’ness.

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