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Rumor: Wings and Pens talking trade for veteran forward

The Wings needs serious cap relief, could the Pens help them out?

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According to a report from hockey blogger Jimmy Murphy, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings have had trade discussions surrounding Wings forward Riley Sheahan

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While we have no way of verifying Murphy’s sources, the deal certainly seems to make sense on the surface. The Red Wings are more than $3 million over the NHL salary cap and could stand to benefit from moving out Sheahan and his $2.075 million contract. The Penguins on the other hand are still searching for a third line center replacement for the recently departed Nick Bonino. Could Sheahan be a fit?

The speedy center certainly ticks all the boxes for the Pens and could be the perfect addition to their roster. But, what would be the asking price? The Wings HAVE to move some salary before the season begins, so chances are they won’t be able to fetch a high return. Would a mid-round draft pick get the deal done?