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Seguin’s mom accuses B’s of ‘making up stories’

Jul 5, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins bounces a puck on his stick during warm ups against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at United Center on June 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
(June 11, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

We interrupt today’s free-agent frenzy to bring you the news that Tyler Seguin‘s mom is pretty angry at the Boston media.

It’s not hard to guess why. After her 21-year-old son was traded to Dallas yesterday, multiple accounts of his hard-partying ways were published in different outlets.

The first, from CSN New England:

According to sources around the team, Seguin was out late in Toronto during the road trip to play the Leafs in the first round of the playoffs and the team had to hold a sit-down with the immature forward about his commitment to the team. Seguin showed up each day at the Air Canada Centre wearing the same clothes for three straight days and played badly in Games 3 and 4 of the first round against Toronto.

The second, from The Boston Herald:

Multiple sources said the 21-year-old Seguin crossed the line this season with reckless partying.

It apparently got so bad that during the playoffs, the Bruins ordered Seguin to live in a hotel, where a guard was hired to make sure he stayed in his room.

Enter Seguin’s mom, Jackie, in an interview with the Toronto Star:

“That’s not true,” Jackie said, adding that she and her husband, Paul, spent much time with their son in Boston during the Stanley Cup final.

“I know that for a fact,” she added, her voice rising. “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.”

She said Tyler often didn’t even go out for dinner because he wanted to stay back in the team hotel in Boston.

Jackie went on to accuse the Bruins’ organization of launching a post-trade smear campaign against her son.

“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.”

Publicly, the Bruins actually supported Seguin yesterday.

“No player is perfect, either as a player or an individual,” said Chiarelli. “All this stuff mushrooms into a proliferation of items on social media and I get overwhelmed by the number of stuff that comes out. Maybe some of it is true, but I know not all of it is true. . . . Tyler is a 21-year-old, he is a good kid, he’s got a good heart and he is going to continue to grow up.”

Whether stories are being leaked through back channels, or perhaps reporters are unloading all the dirt they didn’t want to unload when Seguin was still a Bruin, it’s hard to say.

It may be a good thing he’s getting a fresh start in Dallas though.

Related: Chiarelli says Seguin needs to ‘become more of a professional’

  1. stcrowe - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Seguin gets accused of immaturity, so his mother stands up for him. My goodness.

    • hockey412 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Ha I suppose it’s ironic, true. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE when player’s parents get involved. There’s nothing more entertaining than that.

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        You forget Lindros’ overbearing parents.

    • brt653 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      “No player is perfect, either as a player or an individual,” said Chiarelli. “All this stuff mushrooms into a proliferation of items on social media and I get overwhelmed by the number of stuff that comes out. Maybe some of it is true, but I know not all of it is true. . . . Tyler is a 21-year-old, he is a good kid, he’s got a good heart and he is going to continue to grow up.”

      This pretty much solidifies the B’s side Mrs. S. So what, he changes shirts and goes to a better climate and makes the same amount of money. Get over it Mrs. S. He’ll be more of a star there anyway, sort of like Kessel in Toronto right?! B’d sre s TESM while the Leafs and Stars are a group of individuals playing hockey with the same sweater on.

  2. drewsylvania - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Now entering…the he said/she said zone….

  3. valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    NHL player has his mom step up and defend him.
    That’s gotta suck Tyler

    Momma’s Boy

    In all seriousness, this totally does suck for the kid.

    Hey Jackie, please just stop, you’re not helping, lol

  4. pensman29 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Oh Jesus Christ

  5. burgh916 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Eh… If you stick a mic in his mothers face of course she’s going to defend her son.

    • stakex - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      Exactly. Perhaps she is just defending him, or she honestly didn’t know what he was doing and how bad his issues were. Either way most mothers are going to go above and beyond to defend their kids.

      At the end of the day though Boston wouldn’t have traded him for no reason. He is a promising young talent, and a bad playoff run alone wouldn’t have sent him packing. There are obvious off-ice issues and its not hard to believe most of the stories we have heard.

      • burgh916 - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        Most definitely, there’s plenty of underlying issues that probably shouldn’t come to light, Bruins probably shouldn’t have aired any dirty laundry to begin with as to the reason why (the Leafs thing…) so, being his mother I’m sure that really really riled her up. But, what’s done is done, he’ll grow up, I don’t think Dallas will let him pull that sh*t either.

  6. giantssb42champs - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    The Entitled Generation. Way to go parents.

    • 19inarow - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      Exactly. And it’s only getting worse, with the up in pay grade. Kids today don’t want to work when they need money; imagine one getting more than $5 mil a year.

      Dislike this comment all you want, kids, it doesn’t make it any less true. The young ones who agree are the ones to whom this comment does not apply. They are the stand-outs…and they’re rare.

  7. chazxcore - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    The “Not my kid” syndrome.

  8. amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Really? Umm…did you see the pics of him partying? Did he not get called in for a sit down with management? Are you saying that was made up?

    Mrs. Seguin, all of us in Boston wanted very much to see “little Tyler” succeed. We rooted for him, chanted his name, put him on a team good enough to earn one Cup and contend for a second one….

    The problem with Tyler is everyone probably treats him like a “kid.” He needs to become a man. Agreed with the poster above, chiming in for “child” isn’t making him look manly. If the Bruins are lying, prove it with facts.

  9. kfrase99 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    If your Mom is sticking up for you, you might have a little more growing up to do. Point – Chiarelli.

  10. 19to77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Riiiight. Because people are really going to believe what his friggin’ mother has to say about it.

    That the Bruins are justifying the trade only indicates that it WAS justified. The kid’s been dogged by stories of his party habits and questionable attitude for two years now, and despite all kinds of potential upside, Chiarelli had enough doubts in his work ethic to trade him anyway. Add to that the tweets from a couple of Boston bar owners complaining about Seguin’s behaviour completely of their own volition (unless you want to throw on a tinfoil hat and claim the Bruins are somehow behind that too) and the only reasonable conclusion is that, yes, Seguin’s got responsibility issues, and they’re pretty significant. Remember that story last year about him sleeping through practice? Remember how he tried to lie about it to the media and blew it because he couldn’t figure out how time zones work? Who other than his mother actually believes the guy doesn’t have responsibility problems?

  11. montrealbbr - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they were made up stories. Boston is such a classless organization that would rather have a team full of headhunters instead of skilled players like Seguin.

    I’m sure they’ll continue to find excuses as to why they traded away one of the best young talents in the NHL when he puts up 40 goals this year with Dallas.

    • sunderlanding - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      …and then goes on to score none in the playoffs. They don’t need to make up stories. The most important reason is on the score sheet. This guy sucks in the playoffs. He had ONE good game when they won the cup, and NO good games this year when they lost.

      • itsallniceonice - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

        Two good games.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        He was on the 3rd line with two non scorers, not sure why you think a 1st liner will work there

      • sunderlanding - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        There was a reason he was on the 3rd line. They didn’t do it for fun. He was being outplayed by the other two centers. If there are two centers on one team better than him how do you figure he should be on the first line for any team?

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        You should know what you’re talking about before commenting. He has been a wing for the Bruins and Claude gave him all of 1.5 games this year to try center.
        Not saying there weren’t six guys playing better than him but if you force a player to play a defense-first style and then pair him with guys who can’t get a shot on net, you can’t fault him for not scoring.

      • sunderlanding - Jul 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        Yes you can. Like you said he was outplayed by six guys. Don’t know where you come from, but around here that’s his fault.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM

        Your point was that he was outplayed by centers, he never had the opportunity because Claude never trusted him as a centerman.

      • sunderlanding - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM

        …because he was outplayed by the other centers.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

        HE’S A WINGER!!!!

      • sunderlanding - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        He plays center dude.

    • 19to77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Yup. Bergeron, Krejci, Kelly, all notorious for their classlessness and disregard for other players’ safety.

      Wait, no, I’m thinking of P.K. Subban. Nevermind.

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        You would be thinking of Marchand, Lucic and Chara to name a few classless clowns.

        For the record, a lot of Bruins disappeared in the playoffs when they were needed. Where did Rask go at the end of the 3rd period in game 6? Chara was a bigger benefit to his opponents when he was on the ice for 11 of the last 12 goals.

        Going to be more fun beating the Bruins in the next few years knowing they saddled themselves with an overinflated contract to Rask and traded away this kid with a huge upside.

      • 19to77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        As opposed to Tyler Seguin, who disappeared for the entire playoff run so as to more easily blend in.

        Please. I’m sure you were slamming him right up until the moment he was traded for no other reason than wearing a Bruins jersey.

      • itsallniceonice - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        What team does this greenmtnmoron root for? Montreal? Would be typical.

      • amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        GreenMtn = Habsman. Same idiot, different moniker.

      • lordstanley65 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM

        Whatever Habs….

    • lordstanley65 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      And this is why no one takes Montreal fans seriously.

    • babykaby - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      Agree. Everyone thinks Boston is a great organization, but you are so right when you call them a team full of headhunters. And, I might add, their head coach is the biggest classless one of the bunch.

  12. tripps3 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Guess he went and told on the B’s to his mommy

  13. amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    ^ Nailed it 19to77.

    Tinfoil hat comment was great. :)

  14. pens919209 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Seguin’s mom must be taking pointers from Ryan O’Reilly’s dad.

  15. moagecu - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    At 21 my mom had no idea what I was actually doing. she knew only what I would tell her. my guess she thinks tyler is an angel because he tells her he is an angel.

    • nesuperfan - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      I was thinking the same thing: Sure he is going to be an out-of-control drinker right in front of his parents. Yeah, right. You hide that kind of thing from those, who you don’t want to see it.

  16. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    She probably was out late with him. Wait! Is she related with the Lindros clan? Any, she’s not making any sense. Why would they devalue him before trading baby Tyler?

  17. insider7 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    As his mother, Mommy Seguin was responsible for raising him to behave properly so she is understandably defensive about these revelations. If Mommy Seguin spent half as much time properly raising Little Tyler as she does squawking about these revelations, then maybe her little boy would still be a Bruin.

  18. helladonks - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    guess they were right about him needing to mature: what MAN has his mommy stick up for him in the press.

  19. amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Yeah, we hate talented players here in Boston, Montrealbbr.

    What a stupid comment.

    What we hate here in Boston is whiny wussies that are afraid to go in the corners and dive and call the cops due to on ice infractions. Who does that? (stares North)

    Boston was just hailed by Chicago for being a “classy” city and took out a full page ad to say as much. We treated them with respect. They earned it, and the Cup. Maybe if the Montreal fans can stop crying and complaining, we could respect you a little too. Nah. Never mind. Will never happen.

    Umm Bergeron? Uber talented. Lucic? Tough and talented. Krejci? One of the top talents in the NHL. Rask? Wayyyyyy more talented than Beach Ball Price.

    Yeah, we hate talented players here in Boston…. NOT.

    What we hate is players that don’t have the cajones to go in the corners when the Cup is on the line! Montreal never goes in the corners, so I guess you’d have no idea that they even exist.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM

      We’ve traded away two legit goal scorers. He’s unfortunately correct.

      Not everyone plays a physical game, there are tons of guys in the HoF who played a non-physical game. Stop buying into the Sports Hub argument.

  20. dboldave - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    I see no benefit to be had for the Bruins to make up stories about Seguin. Clearly, this was a move based on his on ice production or lack of. If he was partying and lighting up the lamp, nobody would care, least of all the Bruins.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      You don’t see the benefit of why you would provide excuses as to trading away one of your most heralded, most popular and most offensively gifted player? Really?

      Regardless that his skill hasn’t lived up to the hype so far the reason why the B’s brass would try and make it look like they were forced to give him up is extremely obvious.

  21. pastabelly - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    It is beyond belief the efforts Chiarelli has undertaken to smear this kid. The maturity problem here is not only with the 21-year old kid, but also with the Costanza look alike GM.

    • amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      Maybe it’s a “shrinkage” issue.

      But yeah, he did throw him to the dogs in the press before the trade. I don’t think that was cool. Nothing “high-road” in that approach. Chia must have known about the trade before that and gave the public “reasons not to hate him for trading Seguin.”

      Granted, he shouldn’t have even had to trade Seguin if he wasn’t screwing off when he should have been prepping for games.

      I don’t get it. You make it all the way to NHL and you use the fame and fortune to screw up everything you worked for to get there!

      I have faith Seguin will get it together. It’s a damn shame he couldn’t have tried a little harder in Boston – at least during the playoffs. Jagr is 41 and he still has a legitimate desire to play the game…. Guess the allure of free women and booze was too much to say no to.

      • lordstanley65 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:42 PM

        Agreed. I think the kid will do much better in an organization which will suit his skill set, and I hope to see him flourish there. Having said that, I wish Bs organization had just wished him well and let him go, instead of creating all the drama that surrounded this. It’s embarrassing. Christ, it’s like we’re Montreal or something.

  22. concoursrider - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    “Hey Ma! We want some meatloaf!”

    • amityvillefun - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:53 PM


      “Can you drop me off at the Mall?”

  23. bostonbelchers - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    You know he was 19 when these so called pics were taken. At 19 you can drink if you want. The thing is people say they say it is happening now and that is not true. In 3 years a kid can change.

    • betrayedbylife - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      hey homer, he doesn’t play for boston anymore, you can stop defending him

  24. hockeyflow33 - Jul 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    I thought after the reaction the Sox received for doing this, the other teams would learn not to smear guys on the way out of town.

    The most interesting thing is that if this was such a huge problem, why did the media “experts” sit on this story until he was gone?

    • jontarbox - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      Agreed the Bruins have taken a page out of the Bosox playbook …trying to remember ….Nomar, Youk,Hillenbrand, Francona…etc…etc….I hate this crap

  25. babykaby - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    All of you making fun of his mother defending him make me even sicker than the media spouting the stuff about the players off-ice behavior. Any mother will defend her children when a microphone is shoved in her face. I’m fairly certain she didn’t hunt out the media so she could comment. Most mothers regardless of how old their children are will defend them when they’re being smeared for no apparent reason. For those of you with the negative comments, I’m guessing even your mother would defend your dumb a$$.

  26. desertfan - Jul 6, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Burkie looking pretty good right now.

    Anyone want to trade Kessel for Sequin????

  27. ironman721 - Jul 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Boston marathon bombers mom said the same thing. Just a coincidence. Right?

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM


  28. graymalkin26 - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Doing what all good moms do…

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