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Boston and Dallas partnered in some risky business Thursday, with the Bruins dealing away a potential superstar in Tyler Seguin, and the Stars shipping out a known, prime-aged, proven scorer in right wing Loui Eriksson.
Whose risk is greater? No doubt that falls to Boston, because Seguin is only 21, is among the game’s fastest skaters, and really never was given the opportunity to prove himself at center, his natural position.
But here’s the thing about Seguin: The Bruins stopped believing he could be a bona fide NHL No. 1 pivot. They began to wonder if he had the toughness and temerity and hockey IQ to play effectively among the top six forwards in their north-south, tough-to-play-against, “Bruins style” of hockey.