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Devils acquire D Mirco Mueller from SJ


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Mirco Müller is a smooth skating two-way defenseman with impressive mobility. Has strong puck-moving abilities and combined with decent passing-skills he is capable to push a team’s transition game. He is poised with the puck, but needs to learn to take quicker decisions as he tends to hold on to the puck to long, while all his pass-options closing. Despite his size, he doesn’t use his body to his advantage as you rarely see him hit other players. Reads the play well, plays a smart defensive game in his own end and keeps his actions simple

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I'm pretty sure he was a deboer causality just like Larsson was here. I expect him to be on our NHL roster next season. Especially since he needs to be protected. 

Itll be interesting to see who the Devils protect now on D. Do they go the 8 skater route and protect Greene, Severson, Mueller, Moore/Merrill/Killjoy or do they got 7 and 3 and go Greene, Severson, Murller and leave the other 3 exposed?

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Sharks fans seem disappointed in this trade which is always good news. Was one of their best D prospects, had a 'down' year but still has the potential to one day being a top of the lineup defenseman.
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The Sharks fans over on HF are most certainly not disappointed, the consensus over there seems to be that they're surprised they got as much as they did for this guy. That doesn't make me feel all that great, but whatever. We had 11 picks and we gave up the lower of the 2's, so I'm not gonna stomp my feet too hard.


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My gut reaction is that this isn't a bargain, not a discount I was hoping we could take advantage of relative to the expansion draft/protection situation. Admittedly though I don't know much about the player though so it is a wait and see.

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3 minutes ago, Devils Pride 26 said:

22 year old fleet footed defenseman. Few years down the road, this trade could prove to be more integral than the Palmieri trade we all believed to be a fleecing. 

Granted we paid a bit more for Palmieri, but Palms had already established himself and shown something at the NHL level at about .5 PPG and some jam. Loved that trade when it was announced, this one I am tepid on. 

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I'm kinda meh on this trade. I like that Shero used the extra picks they had to target a young defenseman, though some could argue it's still not the best asset management since Mueller is getting close to bust status. The 4th to 5th is pretty much a wash in value. I suppose Shero isn't high on a lot of the potential 2nd round talent and would rather gamble on a more developed prospect that is closer to contributing. Mueller is going to have a great opportunity to finally cement his status as a NHL defender this season and I hope he takes advantage of it. Entering his age 22 year, he really needs to take that next step. Hopefully this works out for the Devils.

4 minutes ago, Antiquated Colorado Rockie said:

Granted we paid a bit more for Palmieri, but Palms had already established himself and shown something at the NHL level at about .5 PPG and some jam. Loved that trade when it was announced, this one I am tepid on. 

I see people elsewhere compare this to the Palmieri trade but I agree with you. As you said, Palmieri had already shown that he was a NHL player, the book is out on Mueller and entering his age 22 year, it's time to show something. Definitely a different situation.

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Yeah, not a huge fan of this but it's not terrible. Mueller has no offense to his game but he's a fantastic skater. At least he makes our D core a lot more mobile and seems to have great escapability. We shouldn't be so quick to judge his NHL results (talking possession stats, shot suppression, etc) when most of his results came in his 19 year old season

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5 minutes ago, SMantzas said:

Yeah, not a huge fan of this but it's not terrible. Mueller has no offense to his game but he's a fantastic skater. At least he makes our D core a lot more mobile and seems to have great escapability. We shouldn't be so quick to judge his NHL results (talking possession stats, shot suppression, etc) when most of his results came in his 19 year old season

sounds like a bigger jon merril.. wonder if this means we're trading a D man this draft

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21 minutes ago, Antiquated Colorado Rockie said:

Granted we paid a bit more for Palmieri, but Palms had already established himself and shown something at the NHL level at about .5 PPG and some jam. Loved that trade when it was announced, this one I am tepid on. 

Oh, I agree with you. My point is I think this one has more boom or bust potential. People seem more disappointed but I have a feeling we'll be looking back on this saying it was more important than the Palmieri trade. 

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12 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Just curious, does anyone have an opinion as to who is better between Beaulieu and Mueller? 

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The Canadiens acquire BUF's 3rd-round pick (68) in 2017 , in return for N. Beaulieu.

seems like a good deal for Buffalo to me. If we traded a third for Beaulieu I'd be happier right now than with the deal we did make.  

After trading their best defensive prospect I am wondering why the fvck Montreal is trading a decent young roster dman for a pick in the 60s in a so-so draft. They must be planning on bringing in a dman.

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