Matt Cullen agrees to terms with the Nashville Predators on a 2 years /7M total. #TSN— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) July 5, 2013
With 15 NHL seasons under his belt, Cullen has played 1,073 regular season games with 202 goals and 360 assists (never hitting 50 points in a season). He has a reputation for speed and an outstanding work ethic, but isn't the sort of top-line center that many Predators fans were hoping the team would acquire. Cullen won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006, and Nashville will become his 8th NHL team.
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Nov 02, 1976
|2012 - Matt Cullen||42||7||20||27||9||10||0||0||0||79||8.8|
|Season||GP||TOI/60||Pts/60||Corsi Rel||On-Ice Sht %||On-Ice Sv%||PDO||Pen Take||Pen Drawn||OZ Strt%||Shots/60|
The number that should concern Predators fans is that On-Ice Shooting & from last season, 13.5 is a very high number which is very likely to drop back below 10% next season. Basically that means you can wipe about a quarter of his 5-on-5 point production off the board before projecting what he's likely to do in Nashville. In short, the bounces went his way offensively this year in a way which we should not expect to repeat.
As for the Corsi-related stuff? I'm not impressed with the track record here, to say the least.