Not 100 per cent yet but looks like Nathan Horton will NOT be back with BOS. B's talking trade and Tyler Seguin's name has been discussed.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2013
Reportedly, the Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the teams interested in acquiring the 21 year old forward who is signed through 2018-2019 at 5.75 million per year.
Bruins are really active right now. Tyler Seguin is one of the players that could be traded. Lightning is one of many teams in the mix.
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 29, 2013
Intressanta Boston nyheter: Seguin uppe för trade och Horton ser ut att lämna som free agent. Tampa har intresse i Seguin. #Nhlse
— Tobbe | NHLkollen.se (@TobiasNHLkollen) June 29, 2013
With 2nd line center Vincent Lecavalier now a UFA after being bought out of the remainder of his contract, the Lightning are facing a real hole in the middle of their lineup. Forcing young players like Alex Killorn or Tyler Johnson into that spot might be a recipe for another long struggle of a season as they adjust to the grind of the NHL game, playing tough minutes vacated by the Lightning's former captain.
Seguin is a so-called "natural center", who has played mostly wing with the Bruins due to their embarassment of riches at the position. Late in Boston's playoff run, he was even relegated to third line duty.
He certainly has 2nd-line center upside and skill, and paired with Stamkos for the next 5-8 years could form a formidable, young, 1-2 punch at center for the Bolts should Tampa Bay acquire him.
Unfortunately, it seems the Bruins are looking for a "king's ransom" for Seguin in trade discussions.
Love the Seguin speculation. His name is absolutely in play. Bruins with so many unsigned guys. "Kings ransom" expected.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 29, 2013
Typically in trade negotiations, a "king's ransom" involves a 1st round pick, an elite prospect, and a quality roster player, so if Seguin is acquired, it will almost certainly require the 3rd overall pick, one of Brett Connolly or Vlad Namestnikov, and someone like Ryan Malone or Benoit Pouliot.
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