Sportsnet hockey insider Sonny Sachdeva suggested five potential trade partners for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and one of them is pretty interesting, considering the need Pittsburgh have at the center position.
It's not the first time we hear about a rumor that would bring Minnesota Wild veteran Matt Cullen back in Pittsburgh, but the situation got more interesting over the last few weeks. Cullen got scratched a couple of times by head coach Bruce Boudreau, and that helped to restart the rumor mill. Cullen, 41, played two seasons with the Penguins, helping them to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. He was not brought back by general manager Jim Rutherford this year, and many questioned this decision because of the holes Pittsburgh still have at center. In 31 games played so far this season, Cullen registered seven points. Sachdeva believes that the return asked for him would be very small.
In 1397 games played in the NHL, the second Anaheim Ducks second round pick (35th overall) in 1996 produced 696 points, and added 56 points in 123 playoff games.