Bill Guerin Headed to Free Agency: Where Could He Go?

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IAugust 26, 2010

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 30:  Bill Guerin #13 and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins confer before a face off against the Montreal Canadiens  in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 30, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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On Thursday morning, a number of media outlets reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins surprised veteran forward Bill Guerin by informing the 38-year-old that he would not be invited back for 2010-11.

After making $2 million last year, Guerin posted nine points in 11 playoff games, following a 45 point regular season which included 21 goals.

With the veteran hitting the market, there could be a couple of teams with interest despite a relatively slow August in free agency (until the last three days).


Los Angeles Kings

Guerin plays right wing, which isn't much of a need for the Kings right now. However, his price tag and experience might make him a solid checking line option on a young team.


Atlanta Thrashers

The Thrashers have added a number of players this summer, mostly from Chicago, but could use another 20-goal scorer and veteran.


Colorado Avalanche

They're one of the youngest teams in the league and have plenty of cap space. Adding a productive veteran with a lot of postseason experience follows the model Chicago used to win the Cup, and he could be a nice fit in Denver.


New York Islanders

Basically, they need to get to the salary floor, and Guerin would add salary, experience, and quality to their roster.