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Insider Only Guerin, Penguins to explore options in free agency

Guerin not ready to move on lower salary
Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero and Bob Murray the agent for Bill Guerin have had multiple conversations over the past couple days. However, the conversations haven’t led to movement on a new deal.
Pittsburgh has informed Guerin that they want him back but can’t match his salary of $2 million per season.
The Penguins were hopeful to establish some parameters on a new deal but Guerin hasn’t shown a willingness to move on a significantly lesser salary and appears primed to hit the open market.
Murray and Shero are expected to touch base this afternoon as the two sides I’m told haven’t spoke since late Monday afternoon.
Guerin is expected to only consider a few select teams and will likely give Pittsburgh the first opportunity to re-sign him.

Playing near his hometown and returning to Boston doesn’t appear to be an option for Guerin after the Bruins re-signed Mark Recchi. The Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and New Rangers are a few teams that Guerin will consider and could give him a look. He prefers to stay on the east coast and play for a contender as the veteran forward still owns a home in New York.
Guerin, 39, had 21 goals last season.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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