For the past two weeks atleast 12 different teams were rumored to being possible destinations for Blues right winger Bill Guerin.
Teams out of running
1. Detroit Red Wings – Acquired Kyle Calder
2. New York Islanders – Never a serious contender for Guerin but recent trade of acquiring Richard Zednik takes them out of the running.
3. Vacouver Canucks – Additions of Smolinsky and Sopel ( Cap reasons ) take them out of the running.
4. Carolina Hurricanes – Addition of Anson Carter ( cap reasons too) knock them out
5/ 6. Toronto Maple Leafs/ Ottawa Senators – Not a chance. Our source who covers the Blues says Guerin will not approve a trade to Ottawa or Toronto
7. New York Rangers?
Teams in the running
2. San Jose
4. Buffalo Sabres?
The Guerin Sweepstakes have played their selves out and now it is down to 3 to 4 teams. In the next 12 hours or so it’s going to be interesting to see which team bites. Detroit stood by it’s word and went the safe route of not mortgaging it’s future and in return acquired Kyle Calder. San Jose could be a sleeper but Guerin doesn’t make sense for them. They need a top 3 defenseman not another top 6 forward. The Blues are asking for prospect Bobby Ryan from the Ducks but the Ducks are also saying they will not sell off their future for a rental. Does this put Ray Shero in the driver seat???