Horcuff puts the blame for Seguin's not-so-good-ending with the Bruins on the shoulders of the organization, citing their failure to "squash" Seguin's antics.
I haven’t seen a single thing that warrants any of the stuff
that was written about him when he was in Boston…maybe he did not want to come
here and want to change a little bit, but the kid was 20 years old, he had won
a Stanley Cup, he signed a big deal…In a lot of ways I blame the organization
for not helping squash that. But that’s in the past for him, he’s become
Seguin has certainly produced in his new role on the Stars, posting 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points total points. He leads the team in goals and points and is second on the team in assists. And the 21 goals would be tops on the Bruins, too.
Horcoff has certainly paid his NHL dues, having been captain of the Oilers for three years before being moved to Dallas, so he has seen his fair share of young players trying to make their mark and find their legs in the league.
But is Horcoff just covering for the team's new franchise player? Or is the veteran NHLer casting a legitimate viewpoint about how the Bruins mishandled Seguin? Did the Bruins give up on him too early?