Seguin close to being traded to the Stars for Eriksson

The Boston Bruins and Dallas stars appear to be closing in a trade that would see two prominent players swap jerseys.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the clubs are close to a deal that would see Tyler Seguin heading to Dallas, with Loui Eriksson going to Boston.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that he hears the trade is a five-player deal.

Seguin has yet to begin a six-year, $34.5 million contract he signed just prior to the beginning of the lockout. The deal has an annual salary cap hit of $5.75 million and runs until the 2018-19 season.

The 21-year-old forward was selected second overall in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins and spent the first three seasons of his NHL career with the team.”

7 Responses to Seguin close to being traded to the Stars for Eriksson

  1. leafs_wallace93 says:

    Ha, remember when I got called an idiot for suggesting that the Leafs should trade for Eriksson?

  2. Steven_Leafs0 says:

    Tyler Seguin
    Rich Peverley
    Ryan Button


    Loui Eriksson
    Joe Morrow
    Reilly Smith
    Matt Fraser

    on its face it looks like Boston loses here in a big way, but if you look at how well Smith and Fraser had been playing the deal looks pretty good.

    While Eriksson will play better in Boston than Seguin did, you can also say that Seguin will play better in Dallas than Eriksson based on each team’s positional need.

    The winner of this trade will come down to how the smaller pieces turn out, but for now both teams win this deal big time.

    • reinjosh says:

      I’d say it’s pretty even. Dallas gets higher upside and a very good third line center. Boston gets a couple of solid prospects (and as you said, Smith and Fraser have been playing great), but also cap savings of 1.5 million a year. Plus they finally grab the long term RW they’ve been searching for, for a long time.

      I’m most interested in what Fraser does. He could be the most interesting piece in the deal.

  3. reinjosh says:

    So apparently the Flames turned down a Seguin deal at the draft. The Bruins apparently we’re asking for the 6th plus.

    I still think the deal was pretty good for both teams.

    But boy does Dallas look to have a potentialy unreal first line soon. Benn on the left side, Seguin up the middle and Nichushkin on the right.

    • mapleleafsfan says:

      Wonder what the plus was? If it was a more minor piece, bad move by Calgary.

    • mapleleafsfan says:

      Also weird how they would ask for a pick, but then go the complete other route and get an older player. Boston must hate dealing with Calgary by this point.

      • Steven_Leafs0 says:

        not really, other than a top 10 pick that can play very soon you have to go the player who can play now route.

        As for what the other piece was, if it was longer shot guys (not top prospects) then I think Calgary should have done it. Nothing against Monahan but Seguin is more guaranteed and best case they both turn into top centers someday and Calgary only loses time and money (age & salary).

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