In the 29 games he played for Switzerland's EHC Biel during the NHL lockout, Tyler Seguin scored 25 goals and totaled 40 points. Suffice it to say, he left an impression. And, according to a Swiss newspaper, he also left a mess.
After speaking with the cleaners who were hired to tidy up the apartment the Bruins' forward had rented, Blick.ch, Switzerland's most-read news site, labeled Seguin a "compulsive hoarder" in an article that was written in German and presented complete with a terrible -- yet at the same time awesome -- Photoshopped depiction of what the dwelling might have looked like.
"The Local," which delivers Switzerland's news in English, provides the details of what the cleaning crew allegedly discovered during a visit made while Seguin returned to North America during a Swiss A League break back in November:
“The parquet floor was littered with coins worth 220 francs,” Blick reported.
Coca-cola bottles, garbage and dirty linen lay scattered across the floor, while rotten bananas were left on a table, the newspaper said.
The bathroom was a shambles and the cleaning company spent a full day tidying the apartment.
In December, when Seguin returned to America, the staff were met with a similar stiff challenge.
Blick said the hockey player was “not versed in appliances” and as a result tried to wash his clothes in the dryer.
“He also did not know how to operate the dishwasher . . . when he ran out of clean plates, glasses and cutlery, he bought plastic tableware.”
Marc Lüpold, the managing director of the cleaning company, was diplomatic about the revelations.
“You could tell it was the first time a young, single man had an apartment,” Lüpold told Blick.
Hey, 20-year-olds do as 20-year-olds do.
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