Originally posted on PensInitiative  |  Last updated 7/26/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Bill Guerin #13 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
` The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008 Eastern Conference Champions never really approached conference dominance that next season. Saturday, February 14 of ‘09 typified their short comings of the season. The Pens went up 2-0 in Toronto and looked like they were going to win with relative ease. Instead, they folded like a cheap umbrella in a storm, allowing six unanswered goals in a 6-2 loss to the Leafs. The next day,  head coach Michel Therrien paid for the lack luster season with his job. The Pens knew they couldn’t get back to the playoffs if they didn’t turn things around. Dan Bylsma, who had been coaching the Pens' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre took over as head coach. That wasn’t the only move the Penguins would make that winter. Looking for a veteran presence for their locker room and some experience on the Ice, the Penguins acquired Bill Guerin from the Islanders on March 4, 2009. At 38 years old G...
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