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from the Pittsburgh Penguins,
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Matt Cullen to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal has an average annual value of $1 million.
Matt Cullen spent his first day with the Stanley Cup this summer reiterating that he wants to play a final season in the NHL, even if it's not a return to the champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
"I want to play one more season. It's just a matter of figuring out that destination," Cullen told 970 WDAY radio in Fargo, N.D. "We'll see. It's a work in progress."
Cullen had the Cup in Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Friday and will take it to Moorhead, Minn., on Saturday. He also won the Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes.
"It's fun to see how excited everybody gets around it," Cullen said. "There's just something special about it. We win it, we work really hard to win it ... It's really rewarding and it makes it a lot more special for all of us players, but especially me being able to bring it home and seeing how much people respect it and how much it means to everybody.
"You see that trophy, and it just kind of takes your breath away when you see it, so it's cool. It's fun to bring it home and it's really fun to see people's reactions and how much it means to everybody."
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with veteran center Matt Cullen on a one-year contract for $800,000, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Cullen, 38, is a 17-year NHL veteran who played the past two seasons with the Nashville Predators. He played under Rutherford for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06 and again from 2007-10, helping the Canes win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Virginia, MN also has skated for Anaheim, Florida, the New York Rangers, Ottawa and Minnesota in an NHL career that began in 1997.
We play [Saturday], we play very soon here and it’s the biggest game of the year, so we absolutely can’t afford to waste any time analyzing [the 6-1 loss]. We played a very good game against an LA team [Tuesday] and we need to play that style tomorrow.
“We have no choice. We have a Game 7 tomorrow. This is where you show what you’re made of, this is what careers are made on and these are opportunities that you don’t get very often. It’s an absolute opportunity. It’s a Game 7 to get to the playoffs.”
-Matt Cullen of the Minnesota Wild after losing to Edmonton 6-1 last night. More on the Wild from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants.
via John Shannon tweet,
Matt Cullen signs with the Wild.
No details yet.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Cullen to Ott for Picard and a 2nd. Done.
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has traded center Matt Cullen to the Ottawa Senators. In exchange for Cullen, the Hurricanes will receive defenseman Alexandre Picard and Ottawa’s second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
“Alexandre is a good, young defenseman who should become a regular part of the Hurricanes’ blue line,” said Rutherford. “We wish Matt all the best, and thank him for his many years here in Carolina.”
via the Carolina Hurricanes,
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has activated center Matt Cullen from injured reserve. Cullen, who has missed the team’s last seven games with a head injury, is eligible to play in tonight’s game against TampaBay.
from the News & Observer,
Cullen was scratched from Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs because of vision problems stemming from the hit he suffered Dec. 26 at the hands of New York Rangers forward Colton Orr.
“It’s been frustrating, because physically, I feel great,” Cullen said Friday as he watched the Hurricanes practice at the RecZone. “I can practice fine, I can skate, I can handle the puck. I’m just having trouble seeing things on the ice normally.”...
“Hopefully he’ll feel better with time off and will make it back,” Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette said. “Beyond that, I have no idea.”
Cullen said he has difficulty shifting his focus from near to far, particularly among moving objects. Needless to say, that makes playing the game of hockey difficult.
Larry Brooks of the NY Post on the penalty call against Orr last night…
They overcame an obscene display of officiating from a four-man unit that had no control of the match at all, and simply invented a major penalty against Colton Orr midway through the second period when he caught Matt Cullen carrying the puck with his head down cutting from right to left in the offensive zone and sent him to the ice face-first in a collision that could not be avoided.
In case you missed the video on KK, you can see it here...
added 10:15am, via the News & Observer,
“It was scary,” Stillman said. “First I’m playing the puck, and then I see him laying there. I was just asking if he was OK. He was talking by the time I got there. Just, ‘Stay there, are you OK?’ and ‘No, I don’t feel good.’ “
Cullen, who was unavailable for comment after the game, suffered a broken nose and was being examined for a possible concussion.
“It’s hard to say,” Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette said. “A mild one, maybe. I’m not sure.”
via Sports Network,
Carolina Hurricanes center Matt Cullen left Wednesday’s contest against the New York Rangers in the second period after an open-ice hit by Colton Orr.
Cullen quickly carried the puck into New York’s zone and with his head down after losing possession of the disc, was recklessly ran into by Orr with his helmet smacking him in the face.
Cullen, who had a cut on his nose, stayed down on the ice for several minutes before being helped to his skates and was eventually escorted to the locker room.
Orr was penalized for interference on the play and was handed a game misconduct.
update 10:46pm, Swapped out the video for one that shows more angles of the hit.
added 6:20pm on 12/27/07, KK member just pointed out in the comments that there will be no suspension for Orr.
from the News & Observer,
The Hurricanes switched two games ago to the modified jerseys, which feature a looser fit on the arms, more air-knit fabric and less of the “bead-away” water repellency technology touted by Reebok.
“I think there were enough complaints league-wide that obviously there was a noticeable difference,” Wesley said Tuesday. “So far, it’s been a good change.”...
The newest jerseys have the same necklines, are cut the same way and offer few visual clues to the changes in materials used. But the adjustments are enough to prompt some praise.
“I think everyone likes the new ones a lot better,” Carolina center Matt Cullen said. “It was just funny to go back to the old material, and it feels better.”