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Mirco Mueller motivated by Sharks’ ‘tomorrow team’ talk

Jul 27, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

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Sharks GM Doug Wilson has made it clear that his team isn’t rebuilding in the transitional sense, but they are nevertheless trying to change and have termed themselves a “tomorrow team.”

That’s good news for defenseman Mirco Mueller, who represents the team’s future, but also hopes to be a contributor next season.

“When Doug Wilson says he trusts in younger players and he wants to build on our age group, that gives you a lot of motivation and confidence that you really have a shot to make the team,” Mueller told NHL.com.

Mueller, who was taken with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, only has nine games worth of AHL experience after spending most of the 2013-14 campaign at the junior level. However, there’s a spot open for the 19-year-old as the Sharks only have six defensemen signed to one-way contracts.

In order to better his chances of securing that opening, Mueller has been bulking up over the summer and now boasts a 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame. Sharks coach Todd McLellan took note of that during the team’s development camp.

“He’s obviously physically more mature,” McLellan said. “He’s put some weight on; he’s put some muscle on his body. His presence is greater now than it was last year. He obviously feels a little more comfortable around the coaches and his teammates.”

Mueller is a two-way defenseman and models himself after Duncan Keith. He had 27 points in 60 WHL contests in 2013-14 and another two assists during his AHL stint.

  1. blomfeld - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    SHUT UP WILSON !!!

    *** this message is for fans of the SC Champion LA Kings only ***

    What a joke eh ? First we completely ‘humiliate’ these clowns in battle and now they have the nerve to try and ‘hijack’ one of our very own slogans ? Yeah sure, nice try Wilson you fool ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    • patthehockeyfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      BLOMFELD = DEMENTED !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

      • blomfeld - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        Stop throwing stones Pat, lest you receive an invite to dinner …

        “invite the infidel to a grand feast and there offer him a generous fare, laced with poisons … as he succumbs to God’s will, you may hurl stones and cedar logs upon him” … Chronicles 27:9

    • ferrall70 - Jul 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

      You need to visit the proctologist as obviously your head has gone missing. Any time a team blows up another team in the first two games by a score of 13-5 and make them look like an AHL team, they did not humiliate them. The Sharks embarrassed themselves by losing to a team they were clearly better than on paper and showed early on. Sharks lost the series. The only clown involved in this conversation is you. Get over yourself.

  2. btlpper68 - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Blomfield is an idiot

  3. twinwildflyer - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    The more he posts, the more i dislike LA and the Kings…

    • ferrall70 - Jul 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      LA Kings fans are embarrassing themselves, idiots posting on the Sharks facebook page like immaturity embittered little girls….we get the Kings were the little brother the Sharks beat up on for years. Handle winning with class….Kings fan base is comprised of bandwagon people, it is comes across like a joke. LA can’t keep a football team, the Lakers are a disgrace, the CLippers are owned by a clown, the Dodgers and Angels are going nowhere while spending ridiculous money, SO Cal should embrace the Kings but do so with aplomb.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    To twinwildflyer and ferrall70, please do not lump all of us Kings’ fans together. blomfeld does not represent us. He’s an embarrassment, and as btlpper68 writes, an idiot.

    Personally, I like the Sharks. Their collapse in the first round of the playoffs was unfortunate. While it’s not a plus, perhaps the NHL history books just needed a new entry.

    I’m a Kings’ fan, not a bandwagoner. The Western Conference, more specifically the Pacific Division, and even more specifically, the three California teams represent the best in the NHL.

    Peace

  5. jcmeyer10 - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Heads up, the “Tomorrow People” got cancelled.

  6. pantherpro - Jul 28, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    You’re toast Kingh just don’t cheap shot another rookie Brown the clown

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