One of the hottest team’s in the NHL as of late, the Ottawa Senators, have added center Matt Cullen form the Carolina Hurricanes. The trade also included defenseman Alexandre Picard and a second round draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Senators are hot, red hot, taking down the Washington Capitals last night and posting a 9-1-0 record in their last 10 games. What started as a shaky season with the loss of Dany Heatley to the San Jose Sharks in the off season, injuries to star forwards Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson, has turned into a winning machine who currently sits top of the Northeast division.
The addition of Cullen will make the Senators even more of a Cup contender. Cullen is a veteran at the age of 33 and has already won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cullen currently has 40 points in 60 games played, 28 of those being assists. What will be most beneficial to the Senators will be Cullen’s ability to produce on the powerplay.
My Habs fan buddy will be unhappy, but I think I may have my playoff team to root for in the East this year. With this addition, expect the Ottawa freight train to keep on rolling over the competition. Also, expect Cullen’s stock to rise in fantasy leagues. If he is a free agent currently, you may want to think about picking him up.