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Seguin accepts tough lesson

Apr 26, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins scores a goal against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Getty Images

Winning a Stanley Cup as a rookie would be a dream come true for any aspiring NHL player, but eventually everyone in hockey finds out what it means to have your season cut short. Such was the case for Tyler Seguin, who lifted the Cup in his inaugural season, but was part of a Bruins team that was booted from the playoffs in the first round this year.

“With last year obviously winning it and all – you feel lucky and fortunate. But you don’t really grasp the whole worth of the Stanley Cup,” said Seguin. “I think more and more you get to learn and losing here, we definitely get a new feeling.”

Although he had a great sophomore campaign, Seguin didn’t register a point in the first five games of Boston’s first round series. It wasn’t until Game 6 that he finally became a factor offensively. However, Seguin should have a bigger impact in the postseason as he gets older.

“I think the more games you play in playoffs the more experience you’re going to gain, the more confidence and composure you’re going to have for the next time it happens,” said Seguin. “I look forward to next year.”

Given that the Bruins’ core should largely stay intact, Seguin might be part of another lengthy run in 2013.

  1. bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Boston CHOKES yet again! First the Red Sox last fall, then the Pats this winter, now the Bruins this spring…next the Celtics this summer…or sooner.

    City of CHOKERS


    • 2dollarpbrs - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

      Bozo is an appropriate name for you

      This was not a choke for the Bruins they were down 3 games to 2. And they were 1-3 vs the Caps in the reg season.

      Give the Caps some respect and take your hate & cram it up your cram hole

    • kellyb9 - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      Dude, seriously.. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but seriously, can someone start doing something about the trolls on these boards?

      • bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        When I see “someone” do something about the hordes of New England trolls on the Internet, then we will finally see progress.

    • nogoodtomedead - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Can you really call it the city of chokers considering that every sports team from the city has brought home a championship (multiple in the case of the Patriots and Red Sox) in the last decade. I’d like some choking like that out here in the Bay Area!

      • bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

        The Bay area has won SEVEN Super Bowls, so you guys aren’t suffering much.

        The Yankees alone have brought home 27 WS titles, yet Boston idiots continually focus on one single series and use the “choker” label there…so, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

      • 2dollarpbrs - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

        You are missing the difference BOZO

        The Bruins were down 3-2 in the series

        your beloved Yankees were winning 3-0 in the series

        not that you actually watch hockey, but if you did, you would realize this already

    • wicky888 - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      They won the cup last year dipsh!t

      • bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        That was LAST YEAR. This year they CHOKED…dipsh!t

  2. gallyhatch - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Hahaha success breeds contempt, does your butt hurt much from Boston / New England’s seven titles over the last ten years?

    The B’s got bounced but will be contenders again next year, I’m okay with that. How has your hockey team done over the last few years, how does their future look?

  3. dropthepuckeh - Apr 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Bozo gets off on Boston losing so its been a tough decade for him. Let him celebrate while he can, I’m sure there is another championship brewing for us. Must s*ck to be consistently average to bad in every sport and be brought to trolling here….

  4. odj810 - Apr 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    seguin played great the last 2 games. His goal is the kind of goal we’ve been waiting for him to score since he came to the NHL. Hopefully this lights the fire under our young team to improve. Lets see if Seguin will turn into a top 10 NHL player.

    • bear654 - Apr 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

      I agree. The most exciting part about Seguin is that his consistency will only improve going forward. I’ve got him scoring more than Kessel next year. I’m hoping Hamilton is going to come in and help the power play. From what I’ve read about him he’s got some pretty good offensive skills. They’ve already got a bunch of cap space, but if they trade Thomas (rumored) there are some pretty good free agents that would look great in a bruins uniform.

      • odj810 - Apr 27, 2012 at 7:35 AM

        adding marquee free agents doesn’t fit the bruins mold. You have to overpay in free agency. As much as I’d love parise I don’t like him for the price he’s going to get. People are talking about overhauling the team which is crazy. Hamilton should pay huge dividends next year. He can be a dominant player in a few years. I also like some of our other guys like knight and spooner should be ready to add some offense.

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