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  • Tyler Seguin: “Boston is always going to be a part of me”

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    Tyler Seguin: “Boston is always going to be a part of me”

    Tim Rosenthal January 30, 2016

    NASHVILLE — It’s been nearly three years since Tyler Seguin and the Bruins have parted ways. Since the trade that also sent Rich Peverley to the Stars for Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Joe Morrow, Seguin’s star is shining brightly in Dallas. The Black and Gold, who won the President’s Trophy in the first year of the Seguin deal, haven’t really had the same success as their second overall pick in 2010.

    Seguin’s accolades continue to pick up as he takes part in his third All-Star game appearance — his second since arriving in Dallas. As Boston continues to watch Seguin become one of the game’s best players — and think what could have been had former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli not pulled the trigger — the sixth-year forward is still appreciative of the support from The Hub.

    “The fan support out there [in Boston], even still to this day, you know, there’s still a lot of personal fans and, you know, it’s great,” Seguin said during the red carpet event before Saturday’s Skills Competition at the Music City. “Boston is always going to be a part of me.”

    Seguin, who enters All-Star weekend as the third leading scorer with 53 points — behind teammate Jamie Benn (58) and leading Hart Trophy candidate Patrick Kane (73) — has helped sparked the Stars to second place in the Central Division.

    Just like everyone else, however, Seguin will see the new 3-on-3 format front and center during Sunday’s festivities at the Bridgestone Arena. Before that, he’s slated to participate in the stick-handling, hardest shot and the shootout portions of the Skills Competition.

    “I know I’m doing the hardest shot, so I’ll try not to embarrass myself because I’m not the biggest guy, and then the relay challenge” Seguin joked. “So I’m just going to have fun with it.”

    “During the year, I get excited for it. I always enjoy 3-on-3, so [Sunday] is going to be interesting,” Seguin said about the new 3-on-3 format. “I don’t know how fast it’s going to be or how [the] defense is going to be, but I’m sure once it gets going it’s going to be a pretty good game.”

    Both on and off the ice, Seguin is enjoying his experience in the Music City.

    “Obviously, the fan turnout today has been pretty awesome,” Seguin said about this weekend’s festivities. “I’ve done a few of these in the past, and this has probably been the best one so far.”

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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