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Seguin's Still Smiling

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BostonBruins.com – There's no doubt Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin is enjoying his second trip to the NHL All-Star weekend.


After competing in the Skills Challenge as a rookie last year, Seguin will have the luxury of playing in Sunday's game and he couldn't be happier.

"[It's] pretty surreal," Seguin said. "I don't know if there's another place I'd want to spend my break. It's been a great weekend and I'm excited for [the game]."

During last night's skill competition, Head Coach Claude Julien revealed his lines for Team Chara, and Seguin will be centering Toronto's Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul.

At the fantasy draft Thursday, Lupul was heavily booed by the Ottawa faithful anytime he spoke to assist Zdeno Chara with his selections.

"Yeah I don't know if were going to get booed every time we're on the ice, but I saw that before [and] I thought that was pretty funny," Seguin said. "They also got me at center, which was a little surprising, but I'm looking forward to it."

After shooting 97 MPH in last year's hardest shot, Seguin tested his hand at the accuracy shooting. However, he struggled to find his rhythm and was out there for 30.092 seconds.

"I don't know what happened really, the guys passing were apologizing to me after but I don't understand why," Seguin said. "It just happened – my luck. [And] I broke my new stick."

But the pressure was soon relieved for Seguin as Tampa Bay forward Steven Stamkos, who leads the league with 32 goals, took 44 seconds.

"It made me feel a little better," Seguin said. "It was after me and I kept choking. [But] Everyone was just having a good time."

One of the best target shooters was Bruins great Ray Bourque, who went 4-for-4 in the 1991 skills challenge.

When Seguin was asked if he can get to that level of mastery?

"Sure," Seguin said. "I don't know, we'll see. I'll work on it."

---Anthony Guilizia
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