Wojtek Wolski Traded for Peter Mueller: Huge Fantasy Implications

Fantasy Knuckleheads@_knuckleheadsCorrespondent IMarch 3, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 04:  Peter Mueller #88 of the Colorado Avalanche in action during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 4, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Avalanche 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

On Wednesday, the Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes made the biggest trade of the post-Olympics trade frenzy, and it comes with enormous fantasy implications.

The Avalanche have dealt Wojtek Wolski to the Coyotes for Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter. Wolski, 24, has 17 goals and 30 assists and is +15 in 61 games this season. Mueller, 21, has four goals and 13 assists in 54 games this season, and will be a restricted free agent after the season.

Wolski not only bolsters the Coyotes’ offense, but will become the heir-apparent to Shane Doan in the desert. His fantasy value should go up with him moving to a more veteran roster.

For Mueller, who’s seen his numbers drop-off each of the past three seasons, a move to the young Avalanche could be just what the doctor ordered. In a younger environment, and with the change in scenery, this move could be just what the doctor ordered for the talented young Mueller. Oh, and with him needing a new contract after this season, motivation should be high for Mueller.

Related

    Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson reach agreement on contract extension

    Arizona Coyotes logo
    Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson reach agreement on contract extension

    Richard Morin
    via azcentral

    Coyotes, Niklas Hjalmarsson agree on contract extension

    Arizona Coyotes logo
    Arizona Coyotes

    Coyotes, Niklas Hjalmarsson agree on contract extension

    Arizona Sports
    via Arizona Sports

    Coyotes stick with premium positions on Day 2 of NHL Draft

    Arizona Coyotes logo
    Arizona Coyotes

    Coyotes stick with premium positions on Day 2 of NHL Draft

    Arizona Sports
    via Arizona Sports

    Coyotes select David Tendeck with 158th pick

    Arizona Coyotes logo
    Arizona Coyotes

    Coyotes select David Tendeck with 158th pick

    Five For Howling
    via Five For Howling