Bruins send Seguin to Stars for Eriksson in blockbuster deal

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

After reaching the Stanley Cup Final last month, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli moved quickly to rework the team's roster for another deep run.
The Bruins landed wingers Loui Eriksson and prospects Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow for centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button, the teams announced Thursday.
Seguin, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, recently signed a six-year deal with Boston with a $5.75 million average annual value. Peverley, who will turn 31 on July 8, has two years left on his deal.
The Bruins can afford to shed the 21-year-old Seguin to land Eriksson, who reportedly waived his no-trade clause. The 27-year-old Swede had 12 goals in 48 games during the lockout-shortened season, but has scored 118 goals in the previous four years, including a 36-goal campaign in 2008-09.
The Stars, meanwhile, land a cornerstone center in Seguin, who scored just one goal in 22 playoffs. Still, the budding star lit the lamp 29 times last season and has 121 points in 203 career NHL games.

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