Horcoff blames Bruins for 'not helping squash' Seguin's issues in Boston

by Jan 15, 10:23 AM

Veteran forward and former Oilers' captain Shawn Horcoff spoke about Dallas teammate Tyler Seguin prior to the Stars' 5-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday, and lauded the 21-year old for ridding himself of the reputation that seemingly precipitated his trade from Boston.

Speaking to the Edmonton Sun, Horcoff said “I haven’t seen a single thing that warrants any of the stuff that was written about him when he was in Boston," adding "maybe he did want to come here and want to change a little bit, but the kid was 20 years old, he had a Stanley Cup, he signed a big deal…"

Horcoff also pins some of the blame on the Boston Bruins for how Seguin was handled: "In a lot of ways I blame the organization for not helping squash that. But that’s in the past for him, he’s become outstanding."

Seguin, of course, has blossomed in an increased role with the Stars, registering 21 goals and 21 assists in 44 games this season. He's also made an effort to get involved in the community, and admits to feeling "pretty comfortable both on and off the ice."

He also certainly seems to have the support of his new teammates.