Sabres Need Journeymen, Not Franchise Player at Goaltender

The Buffalo Sabres cling to Ryan Miller as the ordained franchise player, sealing him in the crease with a five year deal, and have no thoughts of allowing anyone to try and take the job from him. 

The Philadelphia Flyers just passed goaltender Michael Leighton through waivers and have assigned him to their AHL affiliate the Adirondack Phantoms.  Flyers coach Paul Holmgren admitted to trying to trade the goaltender before forcing him to the AHL. 

How does a team send the goaltender that got them close to winning a Stanley Cup?  Easy, don’t put all your eggs in one cage. 

The Buffalo Sabres continue to put subpar teams in front of an All-Star Olympic caliber goaltender hoping that is the formula for success.  How many times do we have to see it done other ways in order to figure out that the way we do it here in Buffalo doesn’t work?

It just goes to show you that despite spending the money that the Sabres have spent on salaries, they continually spend in the wrong places.

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Michael Leighton, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Miller

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