Thread: Confirmed with Link: Panthers Sign F Peter Mueller 1yr/$1.725
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07-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BabyJagrov View Post
Doesn't matter IMO. Mueller signed his deal under the current CBA so his status shouldn't change even if the new one has new rules.

Glad to hear that we now own Mueller's rights. This is a win-win situation for us.

BTW I called Mueller as the best Panthers fit in FA since the beginning. Call me Dale Tallon Junior ! Or BabyTallonov !
Well it does matter because he will have 6 yrs of service after this coming season. If they decide to reduce the service requirement in the new CBA, it could affect him and turn him into an unrestricted free agent next summer. If nothing changes, we would only maintain his rights for 1 yr more and he could go to arbitration next summer so there is some risk with his service level but not a lot.

It's still a good thing for us to have him on a 1yr "prove yourself" deal and then Tallon can get him signed longer after this yr if he does. And the fact that he's making under $2m gives us some leverage to sign him cheaper on a long term deal as well.

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