Jassen Cullimore will skate in Germany this season.
On Monday, Cullimore signed with the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Cullimore will join the team for training camp next month. The Roosters’ season begins on September 16. He joins goaltender Manny Legace and former Rockford IceHogs’ defenseman Prestin Ryan on the Iserlohn team. Iserlohn [IEC] missed the playoffs last season and finished 12th out of 14 DEL teams. Cullimore turns 39 in December.
While re-signing Cullimore was never a sure-thing, this does leave an important hole on the IceHogs’ defense.
Right now their top five is Ryan Stanton, Brian Connelly, Joe Lavin, Dylan Olsen and Shawn Lalonde. With the exception of Stanton, Rockford’s defense, as currently constructed, is at best modest in their responsibilities south of the offensive blue line. Simon Danis-Pepin is in the mix as well, but his skating was still barely AHL-level in April. Rockford will need a veteran shut-down defenseman. Connelly can now be considered a vet on the offensive side, but he can’t mind Lalonde in the defensive zone and you really shouldn’t count on Olsen to do that just yet, at least to start the season. Read more
Buddy Oakes, of the Nashville Predators’ site PredsOnTheGlass.com joined us on this week’s TTMI~Radio.
We discuss all-things Predators as we preview Wednesday night’s game between the Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the first of six matchups between these two division rivals.
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Among the topics discussed on tonight’s show
- 2010 Conference Quarter-Finals – A Nashville Perspective
- Sergei Kostitsyn a Predator
- The greatness of Shea Weber
- Matt Lombardi a #1 center?
- “The Predator Way”
- Ex-Hawks J.P. Dumont and Steve Sullivan
- Fans discontent with Jason Arnott last season
- Barry Trotz’ iron-clad job security
- Acquisition of Shane O’Brien
- How, or if, Nashville franchise would benefit from having a true superstar on the ice
- Would the Preds & their fans accept Alexander Radulov back?
- The rocky career of David Legwand
All this and a bunch more with Buddy.
- Then, we discuss the Niklas Hjalmarsson blind side hit on Jason Pominville from Monday night’s game in Buffalo
- Was the 2-game suspension handed down by the NHL just?
- More on these kinds of hits and Ryan Miller’s reaction
- Impressions of the Hawks first three regular season games
- Including Nick Leddy, Viktor Stalberg, Jack Skille and Marty Turco
Our show returns next Tuesday night, October 19th @ 8pm.
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