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Nashville finished dead last in the NHL in scoring last season. Does the newly acquired Matt Cullen have the power to change that?
Previous Season Stats
2012-13: 42 GP, 27P (7G-21A), 10 PIM, +10
Last season, as part of a highly-touted, highly-paid and highly-targeted Minnesota Wild team, 36-year-old Matt Cullen chalked up a very respectable 27 points in 42 contests. The fourth leading scorer behind Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter on a playoff team, Cullen’s performance was as unheralded as his signing in Nashville. On the first day of free agency, Nashville signed the 1,000-game veteran to a two-year, $7 million deal.
Consistently a high 30-40 point producer, Cullen’s 0.643 point per game performance in the shortened season would average out to over 52 points in a full, 82-game season. In addition, his 3 point performance in the Wild’s short 5-game playoff series against the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks actually led all Wild players. Perhaps most impressi...
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In 408 NHL games, the...
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Ouch, per RIA Novosti:
CSKA Moscow general manager Sergei Fedorov said Monday that the appointment of veteran Russian forward Alexei Morozov as team captain was the “logical move” as last year’s captain, Alexander Radulov, had undisclosed problems with discipline.
Morozov, 36, signed with CSKA in May after nine seasons with Ak Bars Kazan, four in the defunct Russian...
Carter Hutton was signed during the first day of free agency to back up Pekka Rinne this season for the Nashville Predators, but can he handle the pressure?
Previous Season Stats
2012-2013 NHL: 1 GP, 0-1-0, .893 Sv%, 3.05 GAA
2012-2013 AHL: 51 GP, 26-22-1, 2 shutouts, .908 Sv%, 2.72 GAA
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News broke a few days ago that former Nashville Predator Ryan Suter and 2013 1st round draft pick Seth Jones would be rooming together at USA Hockey's Olympic Orientation Camp.
It's almost a given that Team USA General Manager David Poile cooked this up. You know Poile's thinking "Ryan, here's what you're missing out on. Have fun tossing passes to Zenon...
from Brian Stubits of Eye On Hockey at CBS Sports,
This week the focus at USA Hockey's Olympic Orientation Camp is only on USA Hockey and the Olympics early next year in Sochi, Russia. But let's not forget that these guys are mostly all in the NHL and have their own teams and situation from those teams to deal with.
Which makes things like this so interesting .....
Former Prodigal Pred Alexander Radulov has found himself in the middle of controversy again, this time in Russia. The enigmatic winger was stripped of his captaincy of CSKA Moscow in the KHL. The GM of the team is a former NHLâer who fans know wellâ¦ Sergei Federov.
According to the former Red Wing star (quoted by Dmitry Chesnokov) âThe last captain had problems...