Boston Bruins Fans: Be Patient with Tyler Seguin, the Minutes Will Come

November 28th, 2010 by Mickey McGuire Leave a reply »
Tyler Seguin will play more minutes soon, Bruins fans. No need to fret. There is no need for Claude Julien to rush Seguin, forcing him into a role that he may not be ready for.

Seguin is still learning the professional hockey game, and despite the fact that he looks like a budding superstar at times, he also makes rookie mistakes. That's normal and expected.

The problem is that fans want his minutes to go up now. Why now? Don't you want his minutes to be up when the playoffs come?

You don't have to go back very far for a story of a Bruins youngster hitting the rookie wall late in the season. Just look at what happened to Blake Wheeler in 2008-2009. He started the season off strong, and looked to be a sure thing.

He ended up getting gassed because of all the minutes he played early, and scored a grand total of seven points between February 28th and May 14th. He was actually benched for a couple games in the playoffs; he was so bad.

Granted, Blake Wheeler is no Tyler Seguin, but Seguin is also an 18-year-old kid who has never played more than 72 games in a season (including playoffs). That was last year, with his OHL team, t ...

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