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Season Preview: Matt Cullen – That Thing You Do!

Matt Cullen as a Tom Hanks movie Went with “That Thing You Do!” just because we didn’t want to not use it. Underrated movie. It was also the directing debut for Hanks. This movie could gain a lot of new fans if one night AMC would have “Shawshank Redemption” scheduled but then trick everyone tuning in and show “That Thing You Do!” instead. What does this have to do...
Via The Pensblog
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Add More Forward Depth By Signing Matt Cullen

(John Russell/NHLI) Veteran forward Matt Cullen and Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford are back working together again. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Cullen, the former Carolina Hurricane, to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The 38-year-old is expected to be the team’s fourth line center, which is a perfect role for him at his age. Cullen notched 7 goals and 18 assists in...
Via The PensNation
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins sign Matt Cullen as Quest for Depth Continues

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 38 year old Matt Cullen to a one-year deal worth 800,000 dollars.  From the PPG The Penguins added another veteran center today, inking Matt Cullen to a one-year deal worth $800,000, the team announced. Cullen will be 39 in November and projects to be slotted into a bottom-six role, most likely centering the fourth line for the Penguins...
Via The Pensblog
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #7 Matt Cullen

The wily veteran could very well have played his last season. If this is the end, Cullen can look back on a very long, solid career that saw him lift the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. Not many players can hang up the skates with that on their resume.   Cullen came to Nashville in the 2013 summer from the Minnesota Wild and signed a two year deal worth seven million...
Via The Predatorial
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cullen Breathing New Life Into Predators’ Second Line

Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators is pursued by Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) When Peter Laviolette took over as head coach of the Nashville Predators during the summer of 2014, one of his first great revelations was seeing Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 4- Edmonton Oilers 1

Optimistic Thoughts: How about the new 2nd line? Matt Cullen was slotted into the line tonight with his season debut and brought instant success. The 2nd line had been criticized the past few games for being relatively quiet but turned that around by being the best line on the ice all night long.With 4 points total among them in tonight’s game alone, Roy, Smith, and Cullen could...
Via The Predatorial
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators place Rich Clune on waivers, activate Matt Cullen

  The Nashville Predators have placed forward Rich Clune on waivers and assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday. Clune had played only one of the first eight games. General manager David Poile says they hope Clune clears waivers so they can assign him to Milwaukee in the American Hockey League and recall...
Via Associated Press
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Injury Update: Matt Cullen activated off injured reserve

The Nashville Predators announced today that they have activated journeyman center Matt Cullen off of injured reserve. As reported by, the move clears the way for Cullen to join the team on its upcoming six game road trip that has the team away from home until November 8th. #481678451 / Cullen has been out-of-action since enduring an upper-body injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Player Preview: Matt Cullen

Position: Center (Left-handed) Age at the start of the season: 37 (Birthday: November 2nd, 1976) 2013-2014 Statistics: 77 games played – 10 goals, 29 assists, +4, 32 PIM 2013-2014 Possession Statistic Highlights: Of those who played 21+ games with Nashville last season, Matt Cullen was one of Nashville’s top possession centers. While most of Nashville’s centers saw...
Via The Predatorial
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Nashville have received a penalty shot at the end of the Anaheim game?

The closing seconds of the Nashville Predators 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night provided a slight dose of controversy after a seeming icing call against Anaheim was waved off. Matt Cullen took the final faceoff of the game with 11 seconds remaining when the puck seemed to come off of an Anaheim stick, cross from the Anaheim defensive zone and into the Predators defensive...
Via The Predatorial
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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