Dale Tallon the general manager of the Florida Panthers always seems to find that needle in a haystack. That one player that flies under the radar. In his time as GM for both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers Dale has made deals for or signed players that other GM’s wouldn’t. Or just missed out on. Patrick Sharp was virtually stolen from the Philadelphia Flyers. Kris Versteeg is a player that Dale has made extremely useful not once but twice. Tomas Fleischmann was signed as a free agent last summer despite having a serious medical condition that may have scared the other 29 teams, but all Flash did was become the Panthers leading scorer.
This year’s sleeper for Tallon and the Florida Panthers may be forward Peter Mueller who was signed for one year at $1.75 million. An original first round (6th overall) pick in 2006 by the Phoenix Coyotes, Mueller is a winger who can play on either the right side or the left side, and has quickness, and a good shot. He played 32 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season with 7 goals and 19 assists. His time was limited due to injuries.
We’ll have more about Mueller in a couple days and examine how this signing fits in with the Panthers.
Interesting tidbit: Mueller was traded by Phoenix in 2010 for Wojtek Wolski!
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