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06-28-2012, 10:35 AM
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I wouldn't give Wolski another shot. This guy has been bounced around farrr too much.
Mueller and Lats would be going to their 3rd team (2nd in Lats case).
Exactly. And I guarantee you that the reason they weren't qualified is that it would have cost a lot to qualify both. I'm not 100% sure how qualifying offers works (cap hit or salary), but still. Mueller's qualifying offer was minimum $2M while Latendresse's was minimum $2.5M.
$2.5M is too much for a guy who played 27 games in the last two seasons. Latendresse will probably have to take around $1M to prove he can stay healthy.
$2M for Mueller, who is basically a really good defensive center, is on the bubble when he missed 63 games in the past two seasons he played. He missed an entire year between. He will probably need to take around $1M this year.
Both teams (Avalance, Wild) may try to sign both guys when they become UFA's, but for the value, it's easy to see why Minnesota and Colorado passed.
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