Pens trade for Bill Guerin

Last year, the Penguins traded a small boat of assets to the Thrashers in exchange for Marian Hossa.  I criticized the trade at the time, saying that they were giving up way more than they should.  This year, the Pens have acquired Bill Guerin from the Islanders.  Guerin is nowhere near the calibur of Hossa, but he adds a much needed winger to the Penguins lineup.  I love that the Penguins only give up a conditional draft pick, which can range from a 5th (a pretty useless pick) to a 3rd (meh) rounder if they make it to the second round of the playoffs.  There’s almost no downside to this deal with a good amount of upside.  He’s not a huge upgrade over Miroslav Satan, but for so little, he’s definitely worth a look.

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