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Taylor and Tyler: A look back

Posted By DJ Bean On June 25, 2010 @ 12:53 pm In General | 2 Comments

With either Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall set to join the Bruins in tonight’s NHL 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 [1]. 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 [2].

May 28: On the very day that Seguin dominated the NHL combine, we found out why Hall was taking it easy [3].

May 31: Former NHL tough guy Warren Rychel, who won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche and brought Hall in as GM of the Windsor Spitfires, called the left wing a “tougher” version of Pavel Bure [4].

June 1: We asked you who you wanted for the Bruins [5]. 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 [6] 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 [7] 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 [8], 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 [9].

June 24: Seguin called Boston a “great place, great city.” [10]


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[1] what playing in Boston may be like: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2010/05/27/all-yze-seguin-center-talks-boston-scoring-and-chasin

[2] could suggest the Bruins were leaning towards Seguin: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/05/28/might-bruins-prefer-seguin/

[3] we found out why Hall was taking it easy: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/05/28/heres-why-taylor-hall-isnt-working-out/

[4] “tougher” version of Pavel Bure: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2010/05/30/rychel-hall-tougher-bure

[5] who you wanted for the Bruins: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/01/vote-tyler-or-taylor/

[6] Bruins were bringing in Hall: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/02/source-taylor-hall-coming-to-boston-for-visit/

[7] Hall and Seguin are so close: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/04/chiarelli-maintains-segiun-and-hall-are-neck-and-neck/

[8] under no circumstances would the pick be moved: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/16/first-up-mr-president-taylor-or-tyler/

[9] hesitant to show one another their cards: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/21/chiarelli-conference-call-roundup-621/

[10] “great place, great city.”: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2010/06/24/seguin-boston-great-place-great-city/

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