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Boston fans opt to boo Seguin

Nov 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

In case you’re wondering, Boston Bruins fans decided to boo Tyler Seguin every time he touched the puck (at least so far?) on Tuesday, as his new team visited Beantown.’s Joe Haggerty fills in the details:

Interesting. One can only imagine it has something to do with the 21-year-old’s alleged off-ice activities, although you never know with hockey fans (What, exactly, did Phil Kessel do besides being too expensive for Boston at the time?).

We’ll see if Seguin gets the last laugh tonight.

Intriguing side note: the Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika notes that the Bruins played a quick video of Seguin highlights, so at least they aren’t giving him the cold shoulder.

  1. terrier92 - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    17,565 angry father’s of hurt daughter’s

  2. lowenni - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    I know he didn’t exactly live fully up to expectations there, but I’m pretty surprised they booed him. Helped them win the cup in ’11, and led in scoring in 11-12. I would’ve expected some cheering even with his alleged off ice activities.

    • lordfletcher - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      its Boston… can we really be surprised?

      No offense to those in the Boston area but you guys have 10 second attention spans. You’re already bit%hing about next years Red Sox’s team 5 minutes after winning the World Series. :)

    • hockey412 - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      I’m really surprised that anyone is surprised. It’s the most egocentric and hypocritical fanbase in the NHL. The dude could have contracted cancer and been cut by the team, made a feel-good comeback after chemo on another team, and they’d still boo him.

  3. sabatimus - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    As a B’s fan, I’m not surprised. I’d not have booed him, and I think it’s disgraceful for him that they did. But I’ve been to games where an opposing player gets hurt and the cheap-seat people cheer. It’s simply disgusting–unless the player’s name is Matt Cooke or Ulf Samuelsson.

  4. imleftcoast - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    “We’ll see if Seguin gets the last laugh tonight.” From your post to the NBCSN programmers’ screen maybe?

  5. bostonfan96 - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Honestly, I would boo Seguin for the sole reason of his lack of scoring last year/post season. He was terrible to say the least, all his shots were way high over the net and his off-ice activities became a distraction and his lack of points only made it worse. Now since he’s gone, he doesn’t understand what he did wrong, and shifts the blame back at Boston. Granted I think Claude had it out for him, but he certainly didn’t make things easier for himself.

    • bostonfan96 - Nov 5, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      If you down vote me, please comment and tell me why you disagree…tell me, what am I wrong about? Is it just too much truth to handle? He acted like a college kid off the ice, then didn’t back it up on the ice. What is so wrong about my argument there? Both well known facts…

      • hockey412 - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        21 years old, 139 points in 245 games with the Bruins. Pretty good. I realize that the Bruins wanted to put him in the line up at 18 and have him be in his prime, but that wasn’t going to happen. Those thumbs down are because you fans that thought a 20 year old kid was going to be in his prime and basically smeared him in the press for going through things that a lot of kids go through were absolutely horrible. The Pens went through something similar with Jordan Staal…hear about it? Nope…but we did, here. We don’t slaughter our lambs at 21 years old. It’s a very ‘me me me’ fanbase, and it’s good to see that the fire was lit.

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM

      His off-ice distractions that everyone loves to point to have been admittedly made up or overblown by reporters. He’s a top-6 forward that they had playing with 3rd and 4th line players, why would any reasonable hockey person expect him to succeed.
      His game was never built around playing defense, nor was it a physical game so I don’t know why you draft a guy knowing that and then demote him when he continues to play that way.

      You also have no facts about acting like a college kid off the ice, those are all based on extremely biased opinions.

      • cambee99 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM

        Well said! The problem with the Bs is they can’t evolve the system to incorporate skill guys. I don’t think you can play D first 82 games plus playoffs. This requires a good skill set to become a top 4 team.

    • cambee99 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      You don’t see what seguin did here. God lord! Respect the fact that Seguin and Thomas won you a cup! Seguin exploded on the scene against TB, and the Bs never would have made it out. Seguin was #2 in scoring last year, on the best +- line (his replacement isn’t doing anything yet), and without him in the dirty area of the net, Berg doesn’t score the kicked free puck against leafs in game 7!

      I’m at complete disbelief that Bs fans are this stupid. My family has been a season ticket holder for 40 years, and I’m canceling next year. The media in this market makes crap up and now PHT is providing a bigger audience for the hack that is Joe Haggerty!

      You need to expand your media in boston. Read Shawn Hutchinson over Hagerty. Jack still remains professional. PC and Claude owe Seguin and Thomas more than a wink and nod. They wouldn’t have jobs without these two booed players!

      • cofran2004 - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM

        you’re canceling season tickets because other fans are dumb? seams a bit of an overreaction, doesn’t it?

  6. hosewater2 - Nov 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Boston Strong, indeed.

  7. nunan - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Didn”t get to watch the game so I’m not sure if it was full on boos or just a few people booing and it’s now being reported that the whole arena was in on it. You know how these reporters love to create drama. But, IF he was being booed by the majority, that is incredibly stupid. The people that boo dont actually know why they are’s just “he was on our he’s on another team so we will boo”. There is no legitimate reason to boo Seguin at all. He didn’t ask to leave, he wasn’t an a’hole during his time may not like how he was under-performing but to boo someone, a 21 year old no less, because they couldn’t mesh with the system so MANAGEMENT decided to deal him is stupid. Grow up. He didn’t fit into the system but he has the freedom to play a more open game in Dallas. So what? It happens…don’t have to decide to hate him now..grow up

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

      Was there, he was being booed by majority but not by me.

  8. jcmeyer10 - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Went to the game didn’t boo. It’s not like he asked to leave Boston and said he hated it here. Plus we got a good haul in return. Did he mail it on? Yes, but not every 21 year old knows how to be an adult.

  9. joeyg88 - Nov 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Well i bet Thomas will get boos too

  10. hockeyflow33 - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    It’s all the pink hats that go to the games now. It makes no sense to boo Kessel either but idiots do it as well.

    Both players were solid players while they were here and spoke highly of the city and the fans so all it can be chalked up to is sheer incompetence by those in attendance.

  11. muckleflugga - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    big deal, he got booed…

    had be a first after playing in the hockey mad ohl?

    maaaan, if i wore his shoes in boston with all those delicious co-eds from harvard and mit struttin’ pointy and high, i too would have strayed from the paths of righteouesness…at every opportunity, hockey be damned!

    young, a looker, big car and bigger bank balance, go for it kid…you’re too soon old and too late smart. good thing is, he’ll not be as easily misled in dallas. nothing but old boots and leather out texas way…

    ever seen those plugs they call the dallas cowboy cheerleaders…you’ve got california girls and then you got texas girls, hoooo doggies

    ride ’em cowboy!

  12. benp72 - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Boston booed Brady two weeks ago VS the Dolphins. I guess winning three Super Bowls isn’t good enough let alone the success Tyler brought to the B’s

  13. nhstateline - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    I was disappointed that this happened and so were most of the people who sit near me. We didn’t participate. Tyler seems like a decent kid (but very much a kid) from the times I interacted and saw him interact with other fans. Plus, he and Pevs didn’t shoot their way out of town, they got traded. And both of them helped the B’s win a Cup in 11 and I have a rule that if you’re on a team I root for that wins a championship, no more booing ever. I just have that much respect for way they put into it and gratitude for them doing that I’ll always say thank you going forward not just at the parade. It was most definitely not everyone in the arena booing him either during the game. It was during the shootout but that was hardly out of order or a surprise. I’m just disappointed that neither Smith nor Erikkson scored. I was curious if a ‘thank you Seguin” chant would have broken out in that circumstance. I thought booing either Seguin or Peverly was the wrong thing to do and hope Tim Thomas doesn’t get booed either. Dude should get a long standing O. He’s the biggest reason they won in 11. But I doubt that happens unfortunately.

  14. dewzer - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I honestly think the thorough trashing from mgmt in Behind the B is a big factor in the booing. If mgmt. sees fit to trash a player publicly why wouldn’t their fan base. Certainly fans unfulfilled expectations of greatness played into it but I don’t think it would have been nearly the same without it.

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