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Taylor and Tyler: A look back

With either Tyler Seguin [1] or Taylor Hall [2] set to join the Bruins in tonight’s NHL [3] draft, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at what’s happened around WEEI.com in the past month with the two stars.

May 27: I spoke with Seguin about what playing in Boston may be like [4]. We discussed his early struggles in the OHL, potentially playing wing, and his intrigue with jumping right into a push for a Cup with the Bruins. I also spoke to his coach, Mike Vellucci, who compared him to Steve Yzerman.

May 28: Peter Chiarelli gave a quote that, if read into as much as it was here, could suggest the Bruins were leaning towards Seguin [5].

May 28: On the very day that Seguin dominated the NHL [6] combine, we found out why Hall was taking it easy [7].

May 31: Former NHL tough guy Warren Rychel, who won a Stanley Cup [8] with the Avalanche and brought Hall in as GM of the Windsor Spitfires, called the left wing a “tougher” version of Pavel Bure [9].

June 1: We asked you who you wanted for the Bruins [10]. Sixty-two percent of you wanted Hall, 24 percent said they’d be happy with either, and 14 percent preferred Seguin.

June 2: We got word that the Bruins were bringing in Hall [11] for a visit. Seguin also met with the Bruins last weekend and the team visited both players’ homes.

June 4: Peter Chiarelli said Hall and Seguin are so close [12] that trading a large package to secure their preferred player might not be worth it. He emphasized this point several times with the media over the last month.

June 16: Chiarelli admitted that he got a very intriguing offer that stood out from the others involving the second overall pick, but rejected it. He stressed that under no circumstances would the pick be moved [13], saying “We’re going to take one of those two forwards.”

June 21: Chiarelli said both he and Oilers GM Steve Tambellini were hesitant to show one another their cards [14].

June 24: Seguin called Boston a “great place, great city.” [15]