Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 8/27/13
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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