Friday, February 5, 2010

Billy G = Leadership

Billy G = fucking Leadership One of the best things we got at the trade deadline last season was Bill Guerin from the Islanders. People said he was old and questioned what he could bring to the team. I hope all those people have shut up by now. I have a friend, a Pens fan, who still thinks Guerin sucks and swears he'll be traded. You are so wrong, man. Billy G has proven that he is a huge asset to the Penguins organization by being a leader on and off the ice. We've seen it time and time again, whether it's picking out clothes for children in need at Dick's Sporting Goods or yelling at Sidney to let others have a turn during practice, Bill Guerin is a leader.

Ray Shero gets it. Here's a quote from our trusty GM explaining how acquiring Billy has enhanced this team:

"We took a chance and all the credit goes to Billy because he proved that he still had the passion to play and he's been absolutely fantastic for our group on and off the ice."
The NHL has a nice article up on their website about veteran leaders. Billy G never gets enough credit so it's nice when people start to recognize it and see what I see. A BAMF. But he's more than that.
You can read the full article here. There also a video on that page!!! It's called "Hockey's Finest Veterans" and it's got epic music. I suggest you watch it. Besides, most of the clips are of Billy G.

Billy G, you kill me.
Billy G doesn't always score the prettiest goals, maybe some of them are garbage goals, but I'll take them... every single one.

I leave you with this, a quote written on one of the walls in the ladies' room at the Igloo.

"Through Bill Guerin, all things are possible."

And this:

I'm really glad someone else feels the same way I do.

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