Seeking to get bigger and add some scoring punch at the same time, the Nashville Predators signed right wing Viktor Stalberg, formerly with Stanley Cup champion Chicago, to a four-year, 12-million contract on Friday, the start of NHL free agency.
They also added center Matt Cullen, 36, who won the Cup with Carolina in 2006, when he posted a career-high 25 goals. Cullen, most recently with Minnesota, signed a two-year, 7-million deal, TSN reported.
A third signing was gritty bottom-six forward Matt Hendricks (four years, 7.4 million), who played the last three seasons in Washington, stands 6-foot, 211 pounds and brings a rugged style and personality that teammates love and opponents hate.
In 263 career games, Hendricks has 365 penalty minutes, but also brings a measure of skill. He has 27 goals and 31 assists (.22 points per game) and, surprisingly, is a good shootout player. A Predators team official tweeted a photo of Hendricks signing his contract with the team.
Stalberg, a r...