Seguin and Peverley to Dallas for Eriksson and prospects

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Fantasy Impact: The Boston Bruins have shipped Tyler Seguin to Dallas for two-way winger Loui Eriksson. The fantasy hockey fallout from this trade will be tremendous.


Just when I thought today was going to be a quiet day….


The Stars get:


A young center with immense upside – Seguin can fly up the ice on his stick like a certain former Dallas superstar who wore number nine. There was no room for Seguin in Boston with Bergeron and Krejci around. Mark Recchi works in the Stars front office and knows Seguin well. This is a huge value move – Eriksson is a zero maintenance winger, but Seguin has a ton of upside. Dallas is taking a bit of a risk assuming that he can mature off the ice, but his "issues" are quite common among young star athletes.


Outside of Cody Eakin, there are/were no young centers in the organization with top six upside. Seguin immediately becomes the best center on the roster (by far) – assuming Benn moves back to wing.


Benn's natural position is left wing, and he will be a much more productive forward there. Seguin was good on the wing in Boston, but he is much more comfortable at center ice.


Peverley will likely slide in on line two for the Stars – at center. He was a center in Atlanta before coming over to Boston – and had a 55 point season there in 2009-10. He’s gritty, speedy, and talented. Dallas fans will really like him.


The prospect – Ryan Button – was a former WHL teammate of current Stars defenseman Brenden DIllon.


The Bruins get:

Essentially a winger version of Patrice Bergeron. Eriksson has one of the best contracts in hockey. He's a great two-way talent with top line upside. He's versatile. The Bruins are going to love what he brings to the table. More on him here:


Eriksson wasn't his usually consistent self offensively in 2013, but he is one of the best two-way forwards in hockey. From 2009 until 2012, he registered seasons of 71, 73, and 71 points, respectively. And he is a massive salary bargain – $4.25 million per season until 2016.

The contract is a huge selling feature for the Bruins, who need to dish out huge extensions to Bergeron and Rask. Eriksson is paid peanuts for what he brings to the table, and he is signed for another three seasons. He's in the prime of his career, and the Bruins are in their prime as a team.


Seguin won't peak as a player for another two-to-four seasons, and by that point many of Boston's core players will be on the wrong side of their respective prime seasons.