As the Boston Bruins were making their Stanley Cup playoff run, Tyler Seguin's excessive partying reportedly became more of a concern for the organization. In fact, the Boston Herald reports that the club arranged for Seguin to live in a hotel under the careful watch of a guard.
The guard "was hired to make sure he stayed in his room," the report says.
According to the Toronto Star, Seguin's parents rejected the story.
“Oh my god! That’s stupid stuff,” Seguin's mom, Jackie, told the Star. “That’s very unfair to say that. He’s a professional. That makes me very angry.”
Did Seguin's propensity for partying lead to his trade from Boston to Dallas? That's debatable. Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli didn't mince words, though, when asked specifically last week about Seguin.
"He’s got to commit his mind and focus on the one task at hand," Chiarelli told reporters. "He’s got to become more of a professional. And you know what? I can say that about a lot of 21-year-olds. I know he got criticized for playing on the periphery and all that stuff. He did. He’s got to commit to being a professional and focusing on the game. He does that, we don’t expect him to be crashing and banging. Just play your game."
On Thursday, Dallas acquired centers Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button from the Boston Bruins for wingers Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and defenseman Joe Morrow.
Seguin's mom said stories of Seguin's partying are now being used by the Bruins in an effort to justify the trade.