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Sunday, June 30, 2013
Chiarelli: Seguin 'needs to be a better pro'

By James Murphy

Prior to the 2013 NHL draft in Newark, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli acknowledged that he had entertained some trade offers for forward Tyler Seguin.

On Saturday night, Chiarelli sounded like he's leaning toward keeping Seguin, who was the second overall pick of the 2010 draft. However, Chiarelli did make it clear that Seguin needs to pick up his game after a disappointing postseason in which he had only one goal and seven assists.

"He needs to focus all his mind and energy on hockey. He needs to be a better pro," Chiarelli said to the media at the Prudential Center. "He's 21 and I expect big things from him. I wasn't satisfied with his year and he wasn't either. He's a helluva player and he'll be a helluva player. ... He's got to commit to being a professional and focusing on the game."

Chiarelli also said he will wait on any transactions until later this week or perhaps free agency, which begins on July 5.