Could the Oilers go after Miller?

So what does MacTavish do? Frankly the man looked like Kevin Lowe, his current boss, back in 2006 when Lowe, then GM, made do with a revolving door of  Jussi Markkanen (3.13 avg), Mike Morrison (2.83) and Ty Conklin (2.80) in net for most of the season before they got lucky and brought in Dwayne Roloson to save the day at the trade deadline.

This is only five games in though. Yet, the unrest with the higher management is palpable.

Dubnyk, somehow, has to work his way out of this funk and soon, or…

Teams aren’t giving up goalies, and, no, I don’t think Ilya Bryzgalov, currently stationed in Las Vegas in the ECHL, would be an upgrade. The only NHL goalie who could be available is Miller, who is UFA next July, Would the Oilers try for him? He’s 0-4 this season in Buffalo, but he  has a .941 save percentage and a 2.29 average.

Who knows how unhappy MacTavish is? All I know is Dubnyk, a good man, has fallen into a deep, dark hole, and there isn’t a lot of light he can see right now.

5 Responses to Could the Oilers go after Miller?

  1. toronto77 says:

    I was just thinking about this trade today, and here is an article about it.

    It is no secret that Miller may be unhappy in Buffalo, in the last 2 years he has struggled a bit and has shown a bit of anger. Buaffalo is also not making the playoffs anytime soon, they are going through a transition phase and kind of a re-rebuild, and Miller isn’t getting any younger, even though he has a lot of good years left.

    The Oilers may become cup contenders sooner before Buffalo and maybe Miller needs a change of scernery. Personally I think Miller will be happier in an American market, just the way he is. Maybe he should go to Minnesota? Who also need a goalie.

  2. razer1818 says:

    I like this trade:

    To Edmonton

    Ryan Miller
    2014 2nd Rd pick

    To Buffalo
    Nail Yakapov
    Devon Dubnyk

    • mapleleafsfan says:

      Can’t see Miller resigning in Edmonton. Unless a contract is worked out beforehand their getting fleeced.

      • realistic_leafs_fan says:

        Can’t see Buffalo wanting Dubnyk right now. I think Reimer and Holzer for Petry and Labarbera is more possible than Miller going to EDM.

        • mapleleafsfan says:

          True, no one wants Dubnyk at this point. I’d hold on to Reimer for a bit for a couple of reasons. As good as Bernier has been, Reimer can still rebound, and I’d feel much more confident with Reimer than Labarbara as a backup for when Bernier stumbles. Also, the more Edmonton’s goalie continue to suck, the more valuable Reimer becomes. I’d hold out until they are desperate. Unless the deal blows us away, it’s just not worth it IMO. Here’s to hoping the Pens shell them tonight.

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