Signs point to big things for Wild's Cullen and his line

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 15, 2011 - 1:17 AM

Three goals in four games restored confidence after he went without a goal in the final 24 games of 2010-11.

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wildforlifeOct. 15, 1112:39 AM

I was doubtful that Cullen would have what it takes to center the 2nd line this year but so far he's exceeded my expectations and I hope for both his sake and the team's that this continues. Now we just need Lats to put the puck in the net too instead of Cullen doing it all the time.

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IntoblivionOct. 15, 1112:54 AM

Cullen was off to an even hotter start last year, with 8 points (3 goals) in the first 5 games. I hope he keeps it up, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Brodziak outplay him for second line duty as the season grind begins.

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bhrnew1lOct. 15, 11 8:28 AM

Mathew can never outperform a person on the first line Wildforte, and most of the time he can't outperform a player on a third line if he was on a team like Detroit. I heard that Clutterbucket is playing on the second line and its got everyone really confused and actually that should be the headline for Mister Russo today " Clutterbucket is placed on the second line" Mister Fletcher would need to have 5 or 6 paragraphs in the paper to calm down the fans explaining the decision and please don't be alarmed

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hgilmore99Oct. 15, 11 8:59 AM

Seriously, anyone who believes that Brodziak should be on the second line should get re-educated about hockey. Cullen is a second liner and Brods is a third liner. Brodziak did not "outplay" Cullen last year...Havlat refused to work with Cullen. Marty dictated the lines by his play.

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nshockeyOct. 15, 11 1:50 PM

Oct. 15, 11 8:59 AM "Seriously, anyone who believes that Brodziak should be on the second line should get re-educated about hockey." I like Brodz but you're right- Cully belongs on the second line and Havlat is the biggest reason he went to the 3rd last year. Then with injuries on the team and whatnot it seemed Cullen never got to play with the same guys either. I'm thinking GLat, Cullen and PMB are gonna be a good line throughout the season. We shall see but it's looking good now!

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floridascottOct. 15, 11 2:31 PM

Still waiting for the "first line" center, captain, and 7.29M man to get a goal. He is currently sitting at 2 assists and a Minus 1.......Just Saying

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pacmannickOct. 15, 11 3:08 PM

Wild sucks Move them to Houston

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mn218puckfanOct. 15, 11 4:43 PM

GL sore hip, missed practice, not surprised. Let's see how long it takes before he misses a significant amount of time.

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robstpOct. 15, 11 5:00 PM

pacmannick: The Vikings suck. Move them to Narnia. The Timberwolves suck. Move them to Lilliput. The Wild don't suck. Give them some time. They'll show their skill. At the least, they'll outperform the rest of Minnesota's professional sports teams, minus the Lynx (good job, ladies). I'm betting on playoffs for the Wild. If you want to watch a really good team that you don't have to guess about, watch the Gopher Men's Hockey team.

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flogicOct. 15, 11 6:03 PM

The Wild do suck, they are .500 against the worst teams in the NHL. Give them time? Then give the Vikes, Twins, and Wolves time too. Because it'll take about the same amount of time. Don't place any bet on this team making the playoffs, you'll need it for the money you can't recoup by selling off part of your season tickets suckers.

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