Will the 3rd line center position be found via trade or will it be found “in house”? That is the question surrounding the team. If the Penguins have anything to do with it then they’ll make a trade before the deadline. But questions have been raised about whether other teams are trying to not do deals with the Pens. Elliotte Friedman said recently in his … Continue reading Is Sheahan The 3rd Line Center?
What if I told you, that in a 5-1 dismantling of their bitter interstate rival, the game winning goal would come from a 4th liner? And that 3 of the 5 goals came from either a 4th liner or an uncommon scoring defenseman. The Pens came back to life against the Flyers and it wasn’t from the usual stars. If the Penguins New Year’s resolution … Continue reading Secondary Scoring Rises
The Penguins have had one of the better bottom six forward groups in the league for the past two years. This year’s bottom six is not that. Let’s just state the obvious, this bottom six could use some work. Losing Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen definitely takes a hit on your center depth chart. They also lost the occasional fourth line Chris Kunitz but I’m … Continue reading Should We Expect More From the Bottom Six?
RileySheahan definitely is no Sidney Crosby or a solid 3rd liner but he’s improving. He would be a viable option at 4th line center for the Pens after they gain a solid 3rd line center as he’s been playing solid hockey for the Pens of late. But when compared to Matt Cullen he is having a better season. Sheahan has 6 points in 25 games … Continue reading Sheahan Better Option Than Cullen?
Last week, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford made a trade sending Scott Wilson and a 3rd round selection to the Detroit Red Wings for Riley Sheahan and a 5th round draft choice. Tuesday night was Sheahan’s first game as a Penguin and I, for one, was semi-impressed with the team’s new third line center. He got to play between Carl Hagelin and Patrick Hornqvist. Sheahan had a … Continue reading Sheahan Makes Solid First Impression
The Penguins made a splash on Saturday acquiring Riley Sheahan and a fifth round draft choice for Scott Wilson and a third rounder. The hope is that Sheahan can fill the third-line center void left by the departures of Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen. This trade came just a day after TSN’s Bob McKenzie pointed to the possibility arising due to Detroit’s signing of Andreas Anthanasiou and being too close to the … Continue reading What Will Sheahan Bring To Pittsburgh?
Bob McKenzie announced over Twitter that Penguins‘ winger Scott Wilson has been traded for Red Wings‘ center, Riley Sheahan. Penguins also received a 2018 5th round pick and gave a 2018 3rd round pick. Sheahan has 98 points (38G-60A) across his 7 season career, though he only played 2 games in his first 2 seasons. Scott Wilson has 32 points (13G-19A) in 4 seasons, but … Continue reading BREAKING: Penguins Acquire Riley Sheahan