Report: Ryan Miller’s ‘days are numbered’ in Buffalo

Through thick and thin, Ryan Miller has been the Buffalo Sabres’ go-to guy. There are some rumblings that might change, though.

During the first intermission of Tuesday’s Vancouver Canucks-Columbus Blue Jackets game, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported that Miller’s “days are numbered” in Buffalo.

The number of days might be fairly high, however, as Kypreos notes that a weak market could force the Sabres to wait until this summer or even the 2013-14 season to make a move.

The concept of moving Miller probably seems outrageous because there are many times when he appears to be one of the only bright spots for a fledgling Sabres squad.

Still, he’s not getting any younger at 32 and the team might want to shed his $6.25 million cap hit if they’re not a contender with him, anyway.

11 Responses to Report: Ryan Miller’s ‘days are numbered’ in Buffalo

  1. mojo19 says:

    I would happily take Ryan Miller.

  2. realistic_leafs_fan says:

    I don’t feel bad for Miller.
    He criticizes his team to the media. He talks about what the team needs to do more as far as style of play goes. He talks about what the players aren’t doing enough of to the media. He should keep his mouth shut. I can only imagine what he would say if one of his teammates said “we aren’t getting the saves when we need them” to the media. You don’t throw your teammates under the bus like Miller does.

  3. leafy says:

    If Buffalo makes the mistake of moving Miller, they are doomed. They better lock up that guy long term like New Jersey did with Brodeur.

    • realistic_leafs_fan says:

      He’s a very good goalie, but I wonder if his act is getting on the nerves of his teammates. Remember how he crticised them for not doing anything after the Lucic hit. He needs to keep his mouth shut and be more of a team guy. It reminds me of when Peyton Manning said “it’s just our stupid kicker getting drunk” after Vandergjat spouted off. Someone needs to do that to Miller.imo

      • mojo19 says:

        I wouldn’t call Miller’s comments an “act” by any means. This guy is a class act, its the Sabres organization who should be apologizing to him.

        Miller, Vanek, and Pominville are the reason Buffalo has even been somewhat relevant for the last 5 years.

  4. doorman says:

    I think you are seeing the frustrations of a guy who when drafted saw a team that was a Stanley Cup contender go to a team that lets players walk to other contenders. I am sure he is frustrated but is definatly not handling it the right way. I would take Miller over just about every other goalie in the league.

  5. realistic_leafs_fan says:

    I agree with that. He is hurting his own value though. No one wants a selfish “non-team guy” though.

  6. hockeyfan8 says:

    Miller to Edmonton

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