Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins fans who wished for the return of Tyler Seguin will be disappointed to hear that he’s signed an eight-year extension with the Dallas Stars. But fans of Super Mario Bros. might find the announcement quite entertaining.

The Stars confirmed reports on Thursday that they were nearing a deal with Seguin with an announcement on Twitter that Seguin has agreed to an eight-year deal worth $9.85 million per season. However, the best part of this (for anyone outside of Dallas) is that the Stars announced the extension on Twitter with a parody of the classic original Mario For NES.

Watch below as “Seguin” completes one of Bowser’s dungeons a la Super Mario, defeating a bunch of NHL opponents along the way.

No Bruins logos, though. He vaporizes the Blackhawks, Avalanche, Wild, Penguins, Predators, Jets, and Capitals along the way.

Seguin became something of a hot topic in Boston earlier in the summer, when buzz started to build that he could becoming a free agent. It wasn’t terribly likely that Seguin would return to the team that traded him, anyway. But it’s still not the worst idea to consider, for a Bruins team that may be in need of more high-end talent.

If the B’s want to compete for a Stanley Cup Final berth in the coming years with the likes of Tampa, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Toronto – and they don’t want to sign a big free agent, complete with a Super Mario spoof – they’ll need players within the organization to emerge as superstars. The good thing is that’s still possible, especially with defenseman Charlie McAvoy.

For now, the hope is that the Bruins get at least one more star player out of Ryan Donato, Anders Bjork, Trent Frederic, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, and Jack Studnicka. The Seguin reunion rumors are now dead.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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