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#1 FunkedUp

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

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If Bill Guerin hopes to play a 19th NHL season, he will be doing so in a uniform other than the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pens' general manager Ray Shero informed the veteran winger that he would not be brought back to the Penguins this season.

Several teams reportedly remain interested in the services of the two-time Stanley Cup champion who earned $2 million last season.



I could see him going to Boston for the league minimum. I'm actually kinda surprised by this, and thought the Pens would retain him.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

Good, always hated him and can't wait to see him retire.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

I could see him going to Boston for the league minimum. I'm actually kinda surprised by this, and thought the Pens would retain him.


Aren't they over the cap by like 3 million? They have a full roster right now, so they'll have to shed someone anyway. If they could somehow pawn off Ryder on someone it'd be a step in the right direction.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

Hopefully a team picks him up. Ive always liked the guy, and really hated having to root against him since he put that pens jersey on...

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:41 PM

so long as Girleyman is NOT offered a contract in Detroit, I am OK with this.


*that said, watch Kenny hire him. :P

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:42 PM

I could see him going to Boston for the league minimum. I'm actually kinda surprised by this, and thought the Pens would retain him.

League minimum? Even at his age, he's still a perennial 20-goal, 45-point scorer who hasn't missed practically any action the past 5 years.

I'd sure as hell take him for the league minimum, just like any other GM in the NHL would....but he's worth (and will get) more than that.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

Would Dallas possibly offer him a contract, or are they set roster-wise?
Just thinking aloud, but if the Stars wouldn't re-sign Modano, would they consider re-signing Guerin after all this time?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

Agreed. Despite our ridiculous back log of forwards and some of them being on the older side if it was for league min I'd gladly sign him this season.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

League minimum? Even at his age, he's still a perennial 20-goal, 45-point scorer who hasn't missed practically any action the past 5 years.

I'd sure as hell take him for the league minimum, just like any other GM in the NHL would....but he's worth (and will get) more than that.


You have to remember that for a large part of last season he was on either one of Malkin or Crosby's wing. Not saying he's entirely washed up, but I think it would be unrealistic to expect 25 goals from him anywhere else then the top line.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:03 PM

Pens got a good 1.5 seasons out of him basking in the glow of Crosby's majesty. The Pittsburgh Penguins And The Search For Wingers airs again this October.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

Is he the one who held the anti-Wings sign up near some restaurant? If so, lotsa luck Billy boy... :ph34r:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:31 PM

League minimum? Even at his age, he's still a perennial 20-goal, 45-point scorer who hasn't missed practically any action the past 5 years.

I'd sure as hell take him for the league minimum, just like any other GM in the NHL would....but he's worth (and will get) more than that.


He really was a terrible player last year, and his goal totals were almost directly a product of his linemates, more noticeably Crosby.

He is not worth much. A little over a million is as far as someone should go, and that is stretching.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:57 PM

Is he the one who held the anti-Wings sign up near some restaurant? If so, lotsa luck Billy boy... :ph34r:


It was actually Anti-Detroit.

Bye bye Billy, won't miss you at all you classless prick.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:15 PM

You have to remember that for a large part of last season he was on either one of Malkin or Crosby's wing. Not saying he's entirely washed up, but I think it would be unrealistic to expect 25 goals from him anywhere else then the top line.

Who's basing it on last season? The guy is a perennial 20-25 goal scorer on any team he plays on. Has nothing to do with Malkin or Crosby.

Take a look at his career as a whole.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

Do not want.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

He really was a terrible player last year, and his goal totals were almost directly a product of his linemates, more noticeably Crosby.

He is not worth much. A little over a million is as far as someone should go, and that is stretching.

Guerin's defense leaves some to be desired but to say he was terrible last year is beyond a stretch. See my post above.

The guy can still put the puck in the net...and for a fairly cheap amount now-a-days. Funny how some rip guys like Guerin who are past their prime, yet they can still put the puck in the net and are going to be paid lightly. That's exactly the type of players you see on the Wings roster year-in and year-out since the cap was instituted. Those are the guys that are needed to successfully round out a team and make them deep.

He really was a terrible player last year, and his goal totals were almost directly a product of his linemates, more noticeably Crosby.

He is not worth much. A little over a million is as far as someone should go, and that is stretching.

Which is exactly why I said any NHL GM would jump at him for the league minimum. Nowhere did I say he was worth $4M, but the league minimum is equally ridiculous.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

It was actually Anti-Detroit.

Bye bye Billy, won't miss you at all you classless prick.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:24 PM

It was actually Anti-Detroit.

Bye bye Billy, won't miss you at all you classless prick.


Thanks for clearing that up. I knew it was some stupid-ass thing like that. <_<

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:24 PM

Wasn't there a poster here who ratted him out on his parking in a non-parking zone?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:25 PM

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