Should the Canucks Sign Bill Guerin?

August 26th, 2010 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
As has been recently reported, the Pittsburgh Penguins will not be making an offer to 39-year-old Bill Guerin. 

Which begs the question, should the Canucks attempt to sign him?

Before I answer that, lets take a look at Guerin's stats from 2009-2010:

In the regular season, Guerin scored 21 goals and recorded 24 assists for 45 points in 78 games. That placed him fourth in scoring amongst Penguin forwards, behind Sidney Crosby (109 points), Evgeni Malkin (77 points), and Jordan Staal (48 points). He averaged 17:31 a night, including significant power play time.

Guerin also recorded 77 hits and 227 shots.

In the playoffs, Guerin scored four goals and recorded five assists for nine points in 11 games. He averaged 18:17 a night, and also recorded 13 hits.

Guerin is 39, turning 40 this fall, and was playing with some great players (i.e. Crosby), but still appears to be a productive player.


So What Would Guerin Bring To the Canucks?

Guerin is a big 6'2" 220-pound right winger, who also shoots right (which is a rarity on the Canucks). Guerin knows how to use his big frame ...

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