Andy Strickland who covers the Blues on a regular basis has revealed to me that their is some truth to the Guerin rumors and the Penguins are interested in Guerin. The Penguins are 1 of 5 teams Guerin would accept a trade to and it is believed he is intrigued of the possibility of playing with Sidney Crosby. Are the Penguins the front runners? That remains to been seen but it’s going to take either a 1st round pick or they could go the route of Welch and a 3rd. Ray Shero has been adamant that he will not not give up a 1st round pick but everyone changes their mind. If the draft happened today the Penguins would be drafting 24th overall and when your drafting that low you never know what your going to get. Look how long Colby Armstrong took to develop and he is still a marginal player. If the right player is out their, trading a 1st round pick is not out of the question.
There are a few rumblings that the Steelers will be active in this years free agency. It’s difficult to envision the Steelers making a big splash but Kevin Colbert is not going to stand pat. This is a 8-8 team and thinking they were anything other than an average team is mindboggling. One change that is not going to happen is Joey Porter. The Steelers are expected to pick up Porters 1 million bonus on March 1st but if Porters in a Steelers uniform Opening day is a different story. There is a strong possibility Porter holds out during training camp and who knows where it goes from their. Mike Tomlin has stated more than once that the Steelers are in the market for a big back. Let the T.J. Duckett rumors begin
Monday Night predictions
Pitt 67 Vs Georgetown 71
Penguins Vs Isle – Pens win 4-1
What has a greater chance of happening this week?: A Penguins loss or another Pirates pitcher going down with a elbow injury