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Tyler Seguin did not have attendance issues in OHL

12.07.11 at 3:22 pm ET
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As the people of Boston exchange one another’s definitions of “more than a few,” you have to wonder just how big a problem showing up on time is for Tyler Seguin, and how long it’s been a problem.

Seguin has a history of attendance issues, but according to his former coach, those issues don’t date back to his days of playing junior hockey.

Plymouth Whalers coach Mike Vellucci, who drafted Seguin and coached him for the majority the youngster’s two seasons in the OHL, told WEEI.com Wednesday that Seguin never had any problems with attendance in Plymouth.

The Bruins scratched Seguin Tuesday night in Winnipeg for skipping a team breakfast and meeting, with the 19-year-old saying he had an issue with his alarm clock. Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli both said that Seguin has had multiple such incidents since coming to the NHL.

This may simply be a case of a kid learning how to handle being a professional athlete, or it may be a case of a kid who’s still learning how to set an alarm clock on a cell phone. Whatever it is, Seguin should know by now that the team isn’t willing to let it slide anymore.

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