The Five Most Likely Trade Scenarios for Ryan Miller

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Yes – this could happen!  After all of the trade talk by both Ryan Miller himself and the front office of the Buffalo Sabres, the 2013-2014 could begin and end with Miller wearing the blue and the gold.   General Manager Darcy Regier has already gone on record as saying that he is comfortable starting the season with Miller as the starting netminder, and he obviously chose not to (or attempted but  failed, I suppose) move Miller in order to improve the Buffalo Sabres’ position in the draft.    If Regier is smart – keep your comments clean! – he will only move Miller if what he gets in return is likely to have a “guaranteed” impact with the Sabres (say, a top-6 forward or a top 5 pick from either this year or last year’s draft).   Miller is more than capable of helping a team win a Stanley Cup, and with Mike Smith reaching a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes and Jonathan Bernier having been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan Miller is currently the best goalie in the market.  Regier knows this, so if the price is not right, he would be wise to keep Miller until at least the start of next season.

 

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  • William Ray Walters

    As an Islanders fan I’d have no problem moving Bailey or Strome (but not both) to get Miller. I wouldn’t move Okposo unless someone else were thrown in. Okposo made some major changes to his game and really turned the corner mid season last year. He was playing like a man possessed and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was an all star this year.

    • William Ray Walters

      …come to think of it I might even move both Bailey and Strome, but I’d still want some other roleplayer or prospect back in addition to Miller. Neither team is dealing from strength, but I think the Isles are a bit more under the gun. They really need a goalie.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I really enjoyed watching Okposo, especially in the playoffs. He was a total thorn in the Penguins’ side!

  • davidmuscalo

    I like the scenario where Miller stays in Buffalo where belongs. I also would like to see the Sabres sign free agent Mike Ribeiro. This is a win/win situation for the Sabres and both players.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      There lies the problem, David – free agents such as Ribeiro are not going to go from a playoff team to a team in a 3-4 rebuilding process. That’s where trading Miller comes into play – a player being traded doesn’t have much of a choice, whereas a free agent does.