I don’t know if you happened to catch the scene at the end of last night’s game as the final buzzer sounded with Ryan Miller or not, a lot of broadcasts ended their feed. I’ll break down for y’all what I saw after the game which left me broken hearted. As the buzzer sounded and the Buffalo Sabres players came to give Miller a little tap, he skated right by them failing to acknowledge them with a blank look on his face that screamed “get me out of here.”
After and during the game twitter was flowing with tweets like these;
— Caitlin Campbell (@Hockeylife30) February 6, 2014
I honestly don’t think Miller takes the FNC ice as a #sabres goaltender again after tonight.
— Ryan Wolfe (@wolfeshc) February 6, 2014
— FrustratedSabresFan (@sabresfan3609) February 6, 2014
What’s the common theme that all these tweets have? The fact Ryan Miller may never play another game at the First
Niagara Center as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Obviously there are still 3 more home games for the Buffalo Sabres before the trade deadline, however, the way last night’s game ended and the utter demoralization of Ryan Miller why would he want to play for these guys again?
They knew what was at stake, with Miller’s Olympic coach keeping a close eye on him throughout the game from the opposing teams bench, and they completely forgot to show up.
With the trade deadline so close and this season all but over, Sabres are already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, it’s no wonder Ryan Miller is done with the Sabres. He see’s the light at the end of his tunnel and is truly hoping a deal is made soon.
For fans who have been watching Miller for the last 13 season’s, it’s a tough realization; however, he may have played his last home game in blue and gold.
What do you think, was that his last home game for the Buffalo Sabres or will be back?