BOSTON (CBS) – Tyler Seguin’s mom is not happy with the Boston media.
Jackie Seguin, the mother of the 21-year-old forward who was dealt to Dallas on Thursday, took exception to a Boston Herald report on Friday that says Seguin was traded in large part because of his “immature lifestyle choices.
The story said that during the playoffs, Seguin’s partying ways got so bad that the Bruins made the forward live in a hotel — where a guard stood by his room to make sure he didn’t leave for some late-night partying.
But mama Seguin says that is simply not true, and the Boston media is just coming up with excuses for the Bruins.
“Boston is now trying to justify why they’re getting rid of Tyler,” Jackie Seguin told The Star in Toronto. “Obviously, they don’t want a fan backlash against (general manager Peter) Chiarelli. Now they’re making up stories.”
She said that her and Seguin’s father both spent time with him during Boston’s Cup run, and the reports of his wild nightlife are false.
“The whole team lived in the hotel. That’s crap. Oh, my God,” she said. “That’s stupid stuff. That’s very unfair to say that. He’s a professional. That makes me very angry.”
“He was either at the hotel or he was with his dad,” she added, saying Seguin and his father spent most of their time going to movies, dinner and walking his dog.
Last week, Chiarelli called out Seguin ahead of the NHL Draft, saying he needed to become “more of a professional.” In his conference call following Thursday’s trade — which sent Seguin, Rich Peverley and prospect Ryan Button to the Stars for forward Loui Eriksson and three prospects — Chiarelli said the move was made for financial reasons, and Seguin’s lifestyle did not play into the decision.
Seguin scored 56 goals and had 65 assists in 203 games during his three-year career in Boston.
His postseason struggles were a hot topic though, as Seguin recorded just one goal and seven assists in 22 playoff games as Boston fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, 4-2.