Don't know exactly what to make of this (requires ESPN Insider account). Basically it reiterates something I saw (perhaps on Puck Daddy) regarding Maloney and Sather discussing a Mueller to the Rangers for _____. Apparently Sather wanted to send back just a minor leaguer (perhaps feeling burned after giving up Prucha, Dawes (and another?) for Morris last year; although I think the Lisin-Korpedo deal settled that score), but Maloney held firm that he wanted Dubinsky or Callahan.
I'm not really in favor of trading Mueller by any means because I think he has a world of talent (Exhibit A is his beautiful break out chip off the boards to Lombo last night vs. LA), but if he really isn't going to fit into Tippett's system (which is clearly the best thing to happen to the 'Yotes in 5 years), then perhaps he has to go. But I'm happy that Maloney won't give him away for a nobody. Dubinsky's a good player who gives you gritty minutes with a bit of finesse (a more-skilled Fiddler?), and there's no doubt he's a hard worker at both ends of the ice (I don't know enough about Callahan to comment).
Hopefully Mueller's recent play on the wing with Lombardi and Upshall puts these rumors to sleep, but if not, let's hope Maloney doesn't settle for Sather's leftovers or someone like Shane O'Brien. Don't need anything like this happening:
Unless it's when he's playing against the Coyotes again...then it can happen all the time.