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Answer 07-10-2013 02:36 AM

Peter Mueller
 
What is going on with this guy? No one is talking about him at all? I hear he doesn't really wanna play for the Panthers. Is that's the reason he hasn't gotten any qualifying offer from them?

Any news/ideas on where he might end up? I would really love to see him sign with Ottawa!

hlaverty06 07-10-2013 02:45 AM

Mueller is a top 6 or bust type of player. I think Pitt would be mistaken not to sign him.. Yes his injury issues are questionable but when he's on he's pretty good.

Teams with one more slot in their top 6 should look at him. Not a bottom 6 player

N o o d l e s 07-10-2013 02:47 AM

It's a shame about his concussion history, because he can be a great player when healthy. I suspect he won't remain unsigned for too long, though. If he's healthy some team will get some decent numbers out of him.

Aceonfire 07-10-2013 03:06 AM

He has sick hands and a decent 2-way game, but his injury history and lack of physicality may drive teams away.

If you need a shootout specialist go for it.

Coolburn 07-10-2013 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Answer (Post 69010845)
What is going on with this guy? No one is talking about him at all? I hear he doesn't really wanna play for the Panthers. Is that's the reason he hasn't gotten any qualifying offer from them?

Any news/ideas on where he might end up? I would really love to see him sign with Ottawa!

I hadn't heard anything that he doesn't want to play for the Panthers. They didn't qualify him because of him having arbitration rights and the team felt he would get a lot more than they were willing to pay for him if he went to arbitration. Dale Tallon has already said before and after he wasn't qualified that they were still trying to negotiate a deal with him. He had decent chemistry with Huberdeau so there is a chance he does return to FL but only if its a short term deal at something less than $2M/yr.

SprootsMasterFlex 07-10-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by hlaverty06 (Post 69010923)
Mueller is a top 6 or bust type of player. I think Pitt would be mistaken not to sign him.. Yes his injury issues are questionable but when he's on he's pretty good.

Teams with one more slot in their top 6 should look at him. Not a bottom 6 player

I can't agree with you more that Mueller would be a great fit on the Pens given their needs on the top6 (2nd line) and lack of cap space to spend on a top6 winger. He's fit quite nicely on the 2nd line (LW) playing with Malkin and Neal, especially given his righthanded shot. He'd also fit nicely on the left side on the PP.

If they can ship out Niskanen for a 2nd round draft pick or a good forward prospect, and Shero can get him to sign for the same amount as last year (or less), this can all become a reality. I think he'd flourish there...

Hesher 07-10-2013 08:13 AM

That Rob Blake hit ruined him.

DJOpus 07-10-2013 08:13 AM

I think he might be a good low cost solution to play on Ryan Kesler's RW.

Mueller has some sick mits and play both sides of the puck if he's motivated...and I'm sure playing next to Kesler and for Torterella will either make him care or quit.

Nothing more than $1.5M x 2 years or else I wouldn't take a chance on him.

jaywills1020 07-10-2013 09:02 AM

maybe if he cut that hair someone would sign him

FrolikFan67 07-10-2013 01:01 PM

he was completely healthy this season. he said going into the season he has no concussion symptoms and played pretty much the whole season, maybe its possible he gets another or may be more prone to getting them, idk, but this past season he was completely fine...

we could use a rw, so if brunner isnt an option, or jagr, then id just resign him for 1yr if possible.

SoupyFIN 07-10-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Answer (Post 69010845)
What is going on with this guy? No one is talking about him at all? I hear he doesn't really wanna play for the Panthers. Is that's the reason he hasn't gotten any qualifying offer from them?

Any news/ideas on where he might end up? I would really love to see him sign with Ottawa!

Source(s) or I call this as BS.

He's a fringe 2nd line offense only player, and should be paid like one. FLA didn't just want to overpay him through salary arbitration.

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Originally Posted by Iceonfire (Post 69011095)
He has sick hands and a decent 2-way game, but his injury history and lack of physicality may drive teams away.

If you need a shootout specialist go for it.

No, just no.

IMO teams are scared to sign him because they aren't sure which Mueller they're getting. The beginning of the season looking awesome Mueller, or the total no show that he was for the 2nd half.

avsman 07-10-2013 01:09 PM

Lah dat guy. If our top 9 wasn't already full I'd be all for giving him a contract.

PensBandwagonerNo272 07-10-2013 01:10 PM

Want the Pens to sign him plzkthnx

flyersfan018 07-10-2013 02:05 PM

Guy is a floater.

The Mars Volchenkov 07-10-2013 02:35 PM

He got fed good minutes in Florida and barely produced. Not sure many teams are going to take a chance on him.

AMDZen 07-10-2013 02:43 PM

He hasnt been signed because his career in the nhl is over. Should try the khl

Zobitembois 07-10-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jaywills1020 (Post 69015159)
maybe if he cut that hair someone would sign him

You're missing the best from Mueller.

Horvat2Virtanen 07-10-2013 03:49 PM

Wouldn't mind Van taking a flyer on him.

Dragon Priest 07-10-2013 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by SprootsMasterFlex (Post 69013809)
I can't agree with you more that Mueller would be a great fit on the Pens given their needs on the top6 (2nd line) and lack of cap space to spend on a top6 winger. He's fit quite nicely on the 2nd line (LW) playing with Malkin and Neal, especially given his righthanded shot. He'd also fit nicely on the left side on the PP.

If they can ship out Niskanen for a 2nd round draft pick or a good forward prospect, and Shero can get him to sign for the same amount as last year (or less), this can all become a reality. I think he'd flourish there...

This sounds ideal to me. I've always been pretty high on Mueller and would love for him to get a shot with the Penguins.

Niskanen's cap hit is $2.3 million. I don't think Mueller will be making that this upcoming season. Probably $2.0 million at the absolute max on a short term deal. With the Penguins having a surplus of young D-man coming up that play a similar game to Niskanen (some ready for the NHL right now), that makes him expendable. And with the Pens need for a forward (Even after the D'Agostini signing), I think this would be a pretty good trade off.

RR 07-10-2013 04:01 PM

He's had multiple concussions, quit on the team that drafted him, and was allowed to walk by his last two teams, both lottery teams. He has more problems than just concussions. He'll end up somewhere on a cheap 1-year deal.

duxfan8 07-10-2013 04:11 PM

Did Mueller play much center or more wing?

tucker3434 07-10-2013 04:12 PM

I could see him landing on a scoring 3rd line on the cheap. He can't be relied on for a top 6 position.

SoupyFIN 07-10-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by duxfan8 (Post 69037217)
Did Mueller play much center or more wing?

Wing, he only played center because Shore had not been called up at that point yet.

Huberdeau-Mueller-Kovalev was excited to watch at the offensive end, but good lord if they got caught in the d-zone.

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Originally Posted by tucker3434 (Post 69037327)
I could see him landing on a scoring 3rd line on the cheap. He can't be relied on for a top 6 position.

If a team can surround him with top6 players on that 3rd line, then good. But if he's playing with a bunch of grinders, don't bother.

He had Huberdeau passing him from left and right for most of the season and still couldn't finish, I wouldn't expect much to be honest.

Horvat2Virtanen 07-10-2013 04:31 PM

Would Mueller be good with two great two-way forwards maybe to shelter his defensive game? Maybe Burrows-Kesler-Mueller.

duxfan8 07-10-2013 04:32 PM

If Mueller could play center, the Ducks would probably take a one year shot at him. He could vie for the 2nd or 4th line center job if he can win draws.


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