It was nice to see Billy Guerin retire as a Pittsburgh Penguin. He was only here a short time, but there was a special bond between Billy and the fans. It is not often that a player can leave such an impression on city in such a short time. Billy is one of those special players that can and did.
I was fortunate enough to meet Billy. My company did some work in the home he and his family stayed in during his time with the Pens. I was actually working at his house the day he and the other players were given their Stanley Cup rings. When he came home, I didn’t waste much time asking him to see the ring. He was kind enough to oblige me. So, literally, moments after receiving that beautiful piece of jewelry, I got a first hand look at that baby. It was quite a thrill.
In my dealings with Billy, he was a super good guy. I am glad to have had the chance to meet him and I know this city feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to have him as a member of the home team.