Bill Guerin’s Goodbye and the Pittsburgh Penguins Youth Movement

August 29th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
On Thursday morning, the news broke that the Pittsburgh Penguins would not be bringing Bill Guerin back to their lineup for the 2010-2011 season.

I read this news on Twitter and watched my feed explode with disappointment from the other Penguins fans that I follow. Most people wondered why he couldn’t be brought back for one more year, expressing their dismay at Ray Shero. And trust me, if you’re a Penguins fan, you hardly ever disagree with Shero.

But I rest my case.

I read everyone’s reactions to the news, and I did understand where they were coming from, but I just could not feel all that disappointed about this.

It’s not that I think Guerin is a bad guy or a poor player. It’s just that, as I tried to sleep at 1:30 a.m. on Friday night, I formed an opinion about why Shero did this (yes, I dream up article topics when I’m trying to sleep).

It wasn’t because he thinks Guerin is a bad guy or a terrible player. After all, he did help the team to a Stanley Cup in 2009, and without him, the trophy win may have been impossible. I’m sure Shero thinks highly of Billy G and eve ...

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