Veteran free agent winger Bill Guerin said by text message today that Penguins general manager Ray Shero has informed him the club has decided not to attempt to re-sign him for the 2010-11 season.
I haz a sad.
I understand the decision, but still, sad.
I can pretty much guarantee you that after his playing days are over, Billy Guerin is going to be a world-class NHL coach. As I wrote:
Player most likely to become an NHL coach? That’s easily Billy Guerin who spent more time instructing players on when to enter the ice than Bylsma did. He’s the one player that looked like both a player and a coach at all times — watching the ice like he was memorizing everything. Love him.
And I always will.
Unless he becomes a Flyer, then may God have mercy on his soul.