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Eriksson skates with Bruins for first time

Sep 2, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

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For years, people will chart Tyler Seguin‘s success and wonder if the Boston Bruins made the right choice in trading him to the Dallas Stars. It’s easy to forget how great of a fit Loui Eriksson could be in Claude Julien’s system, however.

The 28-year-old winger skated with his new teammates for the first time on Monday, reports.

Much like Daniel Alfredsson in Detroit, the theme seemed to be replacing former Bruins. Eriksson kept his No. 21 from Dallas, which departed free agent Andrew Ference once wore. He’s also taking Seguin’s former stall, which is symbolic enough. points out that Bruins rookie camp kicks in on Wednesday while Bruins training camp starts on Sept. 11.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Great trade. I’ll miss seguin, but loui will be a great fit.

    • mgp1219 - Sep 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      Great trade, I agree, but I will not miss Seguin at all. Glad he’s gone.

  2. bosoxfan15 - Sep 3, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    I like the trade, no matter the outcome of Seguins career.

  3. nickathens27 - Sep 3, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Can we finally put the Kessel-Seguin trade to rest now? The Leafs got a premiere forward, the Bruins got Seguin and Rask. I say all is square.

    • spitfisher - Sep 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM

      Wow, let it go?……

      Will just have to see how Sequin performs and handles the work load, he’ll be missing some grinders to get him the puck…….only to shoot it wide.

    • fireballer37 - Sep 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      The Bruins got Rask in return for Andrew Raycroft in 2006. Kessel was traded in 2009 for two first round picks and a second. They used those picks on Tyler Seguin, Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron. If by premier forward, you mean a 30 goal scorer who doesn’t go to the front of the net or in the corners and might be softer than the Pillsbury dough boy…well, you would be right about that.

      • soj83 - Sep 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM

        Caron was a first round pick the year before the trade, Jared Knight was the second round pick.

  4. cliverush - Sep 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Andrew Ferrence will be the player the fans miss. He was a team player who immersed himself in the local community. Tyler was just a lazy kid who enjoyed the high-life a bit too much.

    • mgp1219 - Sep 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      True, but he was starting to become a defensive liability. As a person he is awesome; as a player, not so much anymore.

      • amityvillefun - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        He was injured for a good part of last season, so the jury isn’t really out on him having nothing left in the tank. I think he can still be effective for a few more seasons. We’ll see how he does on the Oilers.

        Agreed about his presence in the community. By all reports, he is a real stand-up guy. I wish him all the success, except when they face the Bruins.

        I’m sure the Sedin twins are gonna love seeing more of him.

  5. amityvillefun - Sep 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Welcome to Boston Loui!

    Hopefully he is a good fit with the team. Dallas fans seemed to think pretty highly of him. Maybe he’ll be even better with a more dedicated fan base and higher expectations placed on him.

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