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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 13 & 12

Five games left. Washington nipping at New York’s heels for third place in the Metropolitan Division and Pittsburgh tied at 95 points with a game in hand. Nothing like March Madness, right? Wait…April Insanity? Oh well. Into the last two weeks of the regular season at the Nassau Coliseum and only two days remain. Two days to catch the Islanders at home until playoff tickets go...
Via Islanders Insight
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin thinks the Penguins whine too much

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a reputation as being a team that loves to complain. Sidney Crosby and his teammates have been given nicknames surrounding this very idea, mocking the fact the Penguins are often seen complaining to the officials after penalty calls and offside whistles. Is there any validity to these statements or are fans of opposing teams just trying to rag on the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bill Guerin agrees that the Penguins whine too much

This interview occured Thursday afternoon on Sportsnet radio. Some highlights: “Your team whines quite a bit,” MacLean said to Guerin on-air Thursday. “It’s hurt you at times in key situations, and I think it’s hurt you at playoff time.” “It’s definitely an area that we’ve identified as being an issue at times. And you know what? We’ve put ourselves in that...
Via The Pensblog
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Guerin Promotion May Have Biggest Impact

Following the Pittsburgh Penguins announcement that they had hired Jim Rutherford as their new General Manager, I spoke with many people who were very excited. The unusual thing is that it wasn’t Rutherford that they were excited about, but the promotion of Bill Guerin to Assistant General Manager. It is a strange thing for someone to be excited about an Assistant GM, but Guerin...
Via PenguinPoop
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin: The Intangible Difference by @ChicksDigHockey

I am a Bill Guerin fan. The announcement that the Penguins were promoting Billy G to Assistant GM brought a smile to my lips and joy to my heart. I wrote this article in 2013 but I proudly offer it today as a homage to a man from the Penguins' past who stands on the bridge to their future: The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008 Eastern...
Via PensInitiative
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin Builds Backyard Rink Reportedly Costing $500,000 (Photos)

Bill Guerin was born and raised in the Bay State so he knows that a good backyard rink can work wonders during a long, cold winter. Guerin, who was born in Worcester, Mass., and raised in Western Massachusetts, now works in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ player development department. Currently residing in Sewickley, Pa., Guerin reportedly dropped $500,000 to build an outdoor rink in...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Check out Bill Guerin's $500,000 backyard rink

Bill Guerin is still one of our favorite Penguins. So glad that he decided to stick with the Pens organization when he retired. With that came moving his family to Pittsburgh. He has unlimited kids, so they needed a $500,000 backyard rink: This story comes courtesy of TMZ Sports. The story says his house is in Sewickley, which is 66 territory the last time we checked...
Via The Pensblog
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Longtime friends Weight, Guerin's enter U.S. hockey hall together

Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk because of a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. ''He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,'' he said. Weight said it wasn't a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. ''I looked like Forrest...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

US Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Weight and Guerin

Doug Weight recalls his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The two-time Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night at the Motor City Casino...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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