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Florida/Pittsburgh Trade


added 12:30pm,



added 12:42pm, Pittsburgh release is below.

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Riley Sheahan Re-Signs With The Pittsburgh Penguins

via a Penguins media release,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal carries an average annual value of $2.1 million.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Define Riley Sheahan’s Role

from Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Let's say the Penguins decide Sheahan is the type of center they want on a skilled third line. It's a reasonable position to take.

Sheahan is averaging 1.59 points per 60 minutes of five-on-five ice time since joining the Penguins. That's not bad. It's better than Sidney Crosby (1.41), Bryan Rust (1.47) and Conor Sheary (1.45), for example, have averaged this season.

“Riley sees the ice pretty well,” Sullivan said. “He has good skills. He has good passing skills, and we can play him with skilled players. When we do play him with skilled players, we like his conscientious, 200-foot game. It's important to us to create the balance that we're looking for throughout our lineup.”

If Sheahan is anchored on the third line with Kessel, the Penguins could pursue a low-cost fourth-line center option like Edmonton's Mark Letestu or Minnesota's Matt Cullen or maybe just stick with Carter Rowney in the role and pursue roster upgrades elsewhere.

Now let's say the Penguins decide Sheahan doesn't have the offensive chops to play above the fourth line. There is evidence to back up that position, too.


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New Team, Same Results For Riley Sheahan

fron Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Riley Sheahan doesn’t have a goal in eight games as a Penguin and has contributed just one assist.

He also hasn’t yet nailed down a place to stay in Pittsburgh.

Let him worry about his own living situation, of course. But should you be concerned about Sheahan’s work as the team’s third-line center?

Tough to say at this point. Maybe. Although Sheahan and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan both believe the chances have been there, and that assertion is backed up by numbers. Sheahan has also had a really goofy start to his Penguins tenure.


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Video- The Riley Sheahan Goal Which Should Have Counted

via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The play was reviewed but the league apparently didn't have a conclusive replay to overturn the call on the ice of no goal. However, an overhead replay from Fox Sports Detroit showed the puck sailing just under the crossbar.

"I just saw it kind of went up in the air," Sheahan said. "I saw it hit off something and went up. I figured it wasn't in. Our guys in the locker room looking at video saw something different."

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill wasn't sure what to make of it.

"It was weird from the bench; it looked like 'how did it not go in?' " Blashill said. "We couldn't tell where the puck went and then our guys in the back thought it went in based on what they saw. I looked at it between periods, didn't see a definitive view. Somebody told me they thought it was in but I haven't seen that yet."

Below, in the extended highlights of the Wings win, scroll to the 1:00 mark to watch the play, it should have been a goal but video evidence at the time was inconclusive.  Then scroll to the 2:30 mark for additional replays, the puck did go in the net.

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