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The Curious Sheahan-Abdelkader Expansion Draft Decision

The Curious Sheahan-Abdelkader Expansion Draft Decision

Aside from leaving Petr Mrazek exposed, one of the other interesting decisions the Red Wings made in their expansion draft protection list, was protecting Justin Abdelkader over Riley Sheahan. Normally a player who was a lightning rod for criticism all season and who didn’t score in his first 79 games out of 80 he played would be an easy choice to leave unprotected. However, Sheahan is a different case. He is a big bodied center, which hockey teams at all levels value. He scored 14 goals in 2015-16 and 13 goals in 2014-15. He was obviously doing something right in the minds of the...

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