Now that my boy Ilya Kovalchuk is gone to New Jersey, if the Bruins are looking to make a deal, I would go after Phoenix’s winger Peter Mueller. Even if the B’s are not buyers, I would still pursue this guy.
Phoenix has reportedly not been satisfied with his progress and could be looking to shop him. He was the former 8th overall pick in 2006, and had a terrific rookie season scoring 22 goals and 54 points. He’s still only 21 and has decent size, 6-2, 205. He would be a perfect guy to buy low and he has a ton of potential.
He is an RFA at seasons end, but with two consecutive poor seasons, he will probably re-sign cheap. Phoenix is also not the world’s greatest organization for developing players. It also wouldn’t cost a ton, maybe like Hunwick, Hamill plus a pick to get it done. Mueller would be great for building going forward and would be a good fallback option incase they don’t draft Hall or Seguin and land Fowler or someone else.