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First off, I believe 100% that Ray Shero knows what he is doing FAR better than any of us do. There's clearly a reason that Tangradi was sent to Wheeling.There are two questions in my mind, however:If it was a salary cap issue, why recall Killeen? Tangradi is above the NHL minimum (by about $300K) so the team saves a tiny bit of cap space by having Killeen instead of Tangradi. You know what would have saved more cap space? Not recalling Killeen.Are the Pens looking to make a move? According to everything I've read so far, they're not going to add a veteran defenseman right away (TIOPS), so you'd have to think if they're looking at a move, it would involve a forward. There's still a logjam on the third and fourth lines (once Asham is healthy), and Tyler Kennedy seems to be the odd man out right now. Would the Pens be shopping him rather than have him play on the fourth line? Maybe even Max Talbot, who if healthy, would have been expected to take over t...
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Penguins coach Dan Bylsma offered an explanation for Eric Tangradi's big Wheeling adventure, but there is still an air of mystery surrounding the winger's short demotion.
Not going to try to speculate on this one, this is pretty baffling. From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins made the following moves to set their 23-man regular-season roster, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The Penguins assigned left wing Eric Tangradi to Wheeling of the ECHL and defenseman Simon Despres to Saint John of...
The Penguins have recalled left winger Eric Tangradi from their ECHL affiliate in Wheeling, W.Va
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled left wing Eric Tangradi from Wheeling of the ECHL, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
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According to Joe Depto of The Fourth Period - Pittsburgh, defensive prospect Simon Despres will be sent back to St. John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Despres had an outstanding camp for a 19-year old. At this time next year, however, we could very well see Despres on the Penguins’ final roster.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have won three Stanley Cups, and played for a fourth. They've experienced two bankruptcies, and multiple retirements by Mario Lemieux. What they've never done until now is play a game in their own, brand-new arena. All that changes Thursday when the Penguins officially christen Sidney Crosby Arena -- er, actually, Consol Energy Center -- with a season...
Penguins defenseman Simon Despres has been returned to his junior team and will not play for the Penguins this year. Ben Lovejoy and Deryk Engelland appear to have made the team, along with Eric Tangradi.
The Penguins are listing right wing Arron Asham as day-to-day with a shoulder injury, leaving his availability for the season opener Thursday against Philadelphia in question.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have waived forward Ryan Craig and defenceman Andrew Hutchinson.
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