One of the main reasons Tyler Seguin was available for the Dallas Stars last summer was his reputation. He was coming off playoff run that could only be described as bad puck luck, scoring only once in 22 games (despite 70 shots on goal and playing third line minutes). The Boston media decided the reason was because the then 21 year old liked to party too much. There were stories of him going out after both wins and losses, being late or missing team events and being hungover during the playoffs. As a result, Seguin had to go, and Dallas was more than willing to take that responsibility off the hands of the Boston Bruins.
When Seguin arrived in Dallas there was some unfortunate activity (to put it mildly) from a Twitter account owned by Seguin. Allegedly, some friends of Seguin had gotten hold of his account, but either way, the Stars organization, Seguin, or both decided maybe it was time for a Twitter timeout.
Fast forward one year, and it appears that Seguin is back on the blue bird bandwagon. If you are so inclined, you can follow him here. However, the fact that Seguin has returned to Twitter is itself not a story. What is a story is the fact that Seguin was hosting The Fourth Period Charity Golf Classic yesterday and allowed one of the professional golfers to do this:
We all know hockey players are usually a little nutty, and for the record, Super Troopers is one of my favorite movies. Despite that, there is no way that I’m letting anyone do this to me, regardless of if the person holding the club is a pro golfer.
Not. Going. To. Happen.
If it did, I seriously doubt I would have the
bal, umm, let’s go with stones, to sit still, and I seriously doubt that “it tickled” would be the first thing I said after the ball was driven.
On the bright side, Seguin is clearly a social media wizard, as every time he gets online, something newsworthy seems to happen. In this case, I’m glad he didn’t injure himself, and since it is offseason, it is hard to get too upset at a kid having a good time for a charitable event. Hopefully with all this attention, the tournament gets closer to their goal of helping the family of Derrek Moseychuk.
As always, I appreciate your comments. Thanks for reading and go Stars!