The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars brought fireworks to the NHL on July 4.

Boston and Dallas agreed to a seven-player trade Thursday, with the Bruins sending forward Tyler Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button to the Stars for forward Loui Eriksson and three prospects (Joseph Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser).

"It wasn't an easy trade for either party to make," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "We both gave up great players and great assets. ...

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