Just throwing this out there. This idea was brought up at the Pens site board by a poster and it seems like it could very well be true.
Lemieux and Baldwin are friends, and Lemieux could have asked Baldwin to just stir the pot somehow. THe Golf Tournament is coming up, and Lemieux will almost certainly make some kind of comment. The team needs some leverage and pressure on the state, and Lemieux asking Baldwin to make some kind of statement for this purpose makes a lot of sense.
After all, given what happened to Baldwin's last three teams, do you think the NHL would want him to own another one?