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lirit 11-24-2010 10:19 AM

Bill Guerin to retire a Penguin and join the Pens front office
 
Yes I know, I know, we're beating a dead horse talking about Bill Guerin, but I dig it.

It's Bleacher Report though so take it for what it's worth..

http://*******************/articles/...uins-franchise

Quote:

Bill Guerin, an 18-year veteran of the NHL who just celebrated his 40th birthday, is set to announce his retirement after the Thanksgiving Holidays and join the Pittsburgh Penguins' hockey operations staff in January, according to a tweet from Inside Pittsburgh Sports.

The tweet also mentions Guerin will work closely with assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald, and his scouting base will be in the New York area.
edit: Really? It blocks that website? Haha.

JTG 11-24-2010 10:21 AM

Very cool. Welcome back, Billy

Snooki Stackhouse 11-24-2010 10:22 AM

Assistant TO the General Manager.

Coach John McGuirk 11-24-2010 10:23 AM

****ing awesome! For two reasons, really; Guerin is by all accounts an awesome guy and this means he won't be trying a comeback tour on Sid's wing. :laugh:

Seriously though, very glad to have Guerin in the organization. Not sure how important his role will be or what sort of things he'll be able to do, but it's cool to have the guy around.

LetangInTheSO 11-24-2010 10:25 AM

Can he fix the PP?

Captain Hook 11-24-2010 10:31 AM

Awesome :yo:

Congrats, Billy.

SUBdrewgANS 11-24-2010 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Snooki Stackhouse (Post 29145781)
Assistant TO the General Manager.

:laugh::laugh: well played.

Saku11 11-24-2010 10:45 AM

Maybe he can be Geno`s mentor.

HandshakeLine 11-24-2010 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snooki Stackhouse (Post 29145781)
Assistant TO the General Manager.

Bill Guerin, Monkey Butler Extraordinaire.

http://www.snapme.ca/files/imagecach...y%20butler.jpg

Sideline 11-24-2010 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saku11 (Post 29146118)
Maybe he can be Geno`s mentor.

"Geno, focus less on being talented and more on being a nice guy. Sid will bank in enough goals off your ass to make it look like you still have game on the ice."

JTG 11-24-2010 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LetangInTheSO (Post 29145828)
Can he fix the PP?

He was ON the powerplay and he couldn't fix it...

Jag68Sid87 11-24-2010 11:09 AM

The good news here is he decided to hang 'em up. It was painful to watch him play at times last season. He had nothing left.

Shrimper 11-24-2010 11:10 AM

He'd be a fantastic mentor for the younger players as he's seen it all.

Rakunitz23 11-24-2010 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Shrimper (Post 29146481)
He'd be a fantastic mentor for the younger players as he's seen it all.

I'd like to see him spend time in WBS teaching Tangradi how to be a net front presence, and how to be useful on the ice

FDBluth 11-24-2010 11:46 AM

One day Guerin could be promoted to Mister Manager!

SidGenoMario 11-24-2010 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by FDBluth (Post 29146886)
One day Guerin could be promoted to Mister Manager!

Well manager, we just say "manager." :nod:

lirit 11-24-2010 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rakunitz23 (Post 29146792)
I'd like to see him spend time in WBS teaching Tangradi how to be a net front presence, and how to be useful on the ice

I could just see it now..

"No, Eric, you need to stick your ass out farther or else Crosby won't be able to bank shots off of you.. Did you know that's how I got every single one of my goals last year?"

JordanStaal#1Fan 11-24-2010 01:39 PM

Great news! He was great for us in 09 and always has been a great locker room presence. Happy to see him back in the family in an off-ice capacity.

EdwardBlake 11-24-2010 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rakunitz23 (Post 29146792)
I'd like to see him spend time in WBS teaching Tangradi how to be a net front presence, and how to be useful on the ice

Id love to see him pass down some of that knowledge to Tangradi and eventually Bennet. It really was depressing to watch him last season, you knew the heart was there, knew the brain with almost 20 years of experience was there, the body just wouldn't go... Just was simply out of gas.

But if he works with our young wing prospects I would hope he can pass a chunk of that knowledge down. It would only make them better.

MalkinMalkin 11-24-2010 03:21 PM

How about Geno's physical trainer?? :naughty:

shureshot66 11-24-2010 03:25 PM

changed this to rumor for now. there's a reason that web site is blocked here, and part of it is because it's complete garbage posing as an actual news outlet. and obviously all it's doing is citing another rumor site.

it sounds feasible, though. i wouldn't be surprised if he's holding out to jump in somewhere late in the season a la satan last season.

Dylonus 11-24-2010 03:55 PM

Don't get excited guys. It's bleacher report :rant:

If true, AMAZING!

JTG 11-24-2010 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shureshot66 (Post 29150365)
changed this to rumor for now. there's a reason that web site is blocked here, and part of it is because it's complete garbage posing as an actual news outlet. and obviously all it's doing is citing another rumor site.

it sounds feasible, though. i wouldn't be surprised if he's holding out to jump in somewhere late in the season a la satan last season.

That is the first website I have ever seen blocked here. Is hockeybuzz blocked too?

lirit 11-24-2010 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTG32005 (Post 29151137)
That is the first website I have ever seen blocked here. Is hockeybuzz blocked too?

It should be haha.

Kinguin 11-24-2010 04:33 PM

Bill Guerin went to see a WBS game the other day and spoke on radio about keeping himself in shape (?) - as he still would like to play a bit more - still waiting for the phone to ring and keeping his options open, but apparently he was invited to participate in the preparation for the game and was on the bus with the guys.
Also, he said he was still having talks with people in the organization (like Fitz), asking for help about his future. He doesn't wanna be a retired guy that watches TV all the time and plays golf everyday.

Anyways, that would be awesome. He's a great guy, everybody likes him and could very well be the guy that hangs around and talks to players on a personal level. He could help us to solve some little/big issues.


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