Thread: Speculation: Mueller to Rangers very close
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12-17-2009, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
Let me correct myself, Mueller has never scored 30 goals so it's one 20+ goal scorer for another and neither can score this year. Lateral move. Sangs & a pick, yes.
1) Cap space. If the Rangers do make a run before the deadline and look like they can do something (hard to see now, but the standings change every day), then it will save up some cap space for a deadline acquisition.

2) Ages; Contract Status. Higgins isn't doing much of anything, is 27 and will be a UFA after the season, almost surely to walk. Mueller is 21/22, will be an RFA next season, not in line for a big raise either, and will be under Rangers control for 4 more years.

This could be a good move for the present and future of the Rangers.

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