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Amongst all the draft excitement yesterday, came this tweet from Josh Cooper of the Tennessean:
Poile said Chris Mueller and Brandon Yip won’t come back
— JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) July 1, 2013
Direct. To the point. Didn’t even need the full 140 characters. Although it leaves open to speculation who ultimately is saying no. They won’t come back. Were they asked to, and declined? Or were they not even asked?
So, as AHL fans, here we are again. A mainstay of Admirals hockey for several seasons, now hitting the road. Darren Haydar….Rich Peverley…and now Chris Mueller. Maybe Mueller will be the next Peverley, and a change of scenery (or two changes) will do wonders. Or maybe the open market will decide that Mueller has peaked as a guy that is a rock star in the American league, and may periodically get the call to a big club. Or maybe Europe is next for Mueller?
Regardless of where he’ll be heading next, let’s take a moment and appreciate the good times over the last four years. We don’t usually see that kind of consistency for such a long period of time at this level. It’s been a great run here. We’ve been lucky to have him on our team.
So we’ll wish Chris the best of luck….preferably in the NHL, or with some EASTERN conference AHL team…. We’d rather not have to play against him 12 times like we do against Haydar….