With the Olympic break and trade deadline looming, we’ve heard our fair share of Ryan Miller trade rumours already this week. Up until Tim Murray pulls the trigger on a deal for Miller we will continue to hear new rumours, so if the Buffalo Sabres could hurry up and make the deal that would be great.
You can bet without any trade rumours, how else would we know if Tim Murray has been working the phones getting a feel for where teams are at in terms
of Ryan Miller. He would be dumb not to be working the phone and setting some bait in the water. There has probably been some little nibbles but nothing has become imminent as of yet, and that was to be expected with the deadline over a month away.
From the St. Louis Blues to the Minnesota Wild and the New York Islanders to the Washington Capitals. Lot’s of teams have been rumoured to have interest in Ryan Miller and hopefully by the deadline one of them takes the bait and Murray can get a nice deal.
However, today we’re not going to talk about where Ryan Miller will end, we’re going to talk about when he’s going to be dealt.
With the Olympic break roster freeze just a week away, this past week has brought on a lot of talk about Miller leaving pre-Olympics. There was even some talk by Miller himself, when asked if Murray could try and work a deal out prior to him leaving for Sochi, so the trade rumours aren’t too much of a distraction for him.
Whether any of those rumours are true or not doesn’t matter. Bottom line, Tim Murray has two windows of opportunity to deal Miller. Prior to the Olympics in the next week or by the trade deadline. Which window will Tim Murray choose?
Or are you in the boat of people who believe the Buffalo Sabres will be forced to let Ryan Miller walk for nothing at the end of the season? Murray has said he won’t let Miller go for nothing, but if no one wants to play he might not have a choice.
When do you see Ryan Miller being traded? Or ultimately, will he leave the Buffalo Sabres after the season for nothing?