7. Tyler Seguin traded to Dallas Stars
This controversial trade was born on the fourth of July 2013. The Bruins decided to cut ties with former No. 2 overall pick Tyler Seguin after his disappointing playoff performance when the Bruins untimately fell to the Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The 21-year-old center/winger had a well-known reputation as someone who enjoyed the nightlife in Boston, while his performance on the ice could not keep up with his antics off the ice.
The key player the Bruins received in return was Louis Ericksson, along with some prospects with some upside who also cracked the Boston lineup.
Seguin leads the stars in scoring with 18 goals and 15 assists in 31 games. Meanwhile Riley Smith, who came back to Boston in the deal, has been a pleasant surprise, with 23 points in 34 games. But Ericksson, with 14 points in 24 games, has gotten off to a slow start and it looks early on like the Stars got the better of the deal here.
One thing is certain, the Seguin trade was one of the most hotly-debated topics on Boston sports radio through the summer, and continutes today.