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#1 mjd1001

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

He might not want to, but now that both he and the Sabres are eliminated, what would you offer him?

Blank Check, he can write his own deal?

6 years, $40 million

3 years, $14 million

Nothing, don't want him back?

Any other ideas?

Personally, I kinda like Miller, but I don't want him back at all.  I'm at the point where I want to see what the current crop of young guys do/can turn into.

Edited by mjd1001, 27 April 2014 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

Nothing. Don't want him back.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

Not interested.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

Nope.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

after that last playoff series and the last 10 games of the season, "I really do appreciate the offer, but we will have to politely decline."

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

I agree that I wouldn't want him back, just I'm surprised in the first few responses there aren't a lot that say they want him back. I seem to remember before he was traded, it was about 50-50 whether people wanted him gone, and the ones that wanted him to say were throwing around "give him 6 or 7 years at $7 per year" kinda stuff.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

I really don't think it makes sense for the team or for Buffalo to invest in Miller.
Ott is a possibility.

The upside of St. Louis losing is that he probably goes to market.

Who wouldn't love playing with Ott. He's probably the  funniest chirper in the league.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

8 X 8

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

Jeez

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

It's time to move on.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 27 April 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

8 X 8

I would be absolutely irate if this was even considered.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 27 April 2014 - 08:32 PM, said:

I would be absolutely irate if this was even considered.
I should hope so, just tried to break up the consensus :P

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 27 April 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

8 X 8

If the team were remotely close to contending, I would consider this. (More like 6 x 8 though.) But it isn't, and a great goalie is not going to make a difference.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

View PostEleven, on 27 April 2014 - 08:38 PM, said:

If the team were remotely close to contending, I would consider this. (More like 6 x 8 though.) But it isn't, and a great goalie is not going to make a difference.
I don't even think I'd do it then, to be honest.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

I'd love to have Miller back, but that's only to see him in a Sabre's uni again. His return would be a detriment to this team, mostly because it would take away valuable playing time from Enroth, Neuv., Hackett, etc.

Plus, if you bring him back it sends the wrong message to the fans and that locker room. We got rid of him to begin in a new, clear direction. Bringing him back would just muddle that image

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

I don't think Miller wants to be back in Buffalo (he may not be the biggest fan of Nolan) and the Sabres need to see what they have with Enroth and Neuvirth and others in the system.  Need to look foward, not backward.


The Ducks have had all sorts of goaltending issues in their series with the Stars.  They might emerge as an option for Miller, especially if they get bounced by Dallas.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 27 April 2014 - 08:40 PM, said:

I don't even think I'd do it then, to be honest.

If Envirth turn out to be Fleury (maybe, maybe not) in three years, you'll re-think this, no?

BTW, my prediction is Miller to Pit, for just that reason.

Edited by Eleven, 27 April 2014 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

Nope time to move on

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

View PostArcsabresfan41, on 27 April 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

8 X 8

Also: Buffalo can only offer him seven years.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

PA'S new avatar is too freakin funny :flirt:

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 27 April 2014 - 09:00 PM, said:

Also: Buffalo can only offer him seven years.
Yeah, I was not being serious at all, my bad for not using an emoticon :P

View PostEleven, on 27 April 2014 - 08:51 PM, said:

If Envirth turn out to be Fleury (maybe, maybe not) in three years, you'll re-think this, no?

BTW, my prediction is Miller to Pit, for just that reason.
Guess my assumption was, if we were contenders, I don't know if there'd be much of a goaltending issue that would be fixed by bringing him in, just like was the case in St. Louis, this year.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

I'd love to see Ott back. Having Miller back makes no sense for either party.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

Miller, on a better team, was not better.  Save percentage dropped from .923 to .903.    Was not a difference maker in the series.  Ryan is past his prime so I would let him play out his career on someone else's roster.  Now he realizes that he was on a team that was favored to make a strong run to the Cup but now he is going home.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

###### Miller, he wanted out and he got what he deserved. I hope he never sniffs another playoff series again.

Bring back Ott as a Center on fourth line

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:50 PM

View PostBills12Sabres11, on 27 April 2014 - 10:48 PM, said:

###### Miller, he wanted out and he got what he deserved.

I don't think this is a fair assessment. It didn't matter if he wanted out or not, he was probably going to be moved.


Anybody see Miller's quote about being able to go see his sister-in-law's wedding now? He was asked what's next for him (obviously about what his next move in free agency might be) and he replied with "I don't know. I guess I'm free to go to my sister-in-law's wedding. That's about it." A lot of St. Louis fans are pissed about that.

Edited by Tankalicious, 27 April 2014 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:53 PM

You want Miller back? Remember the definition of insanity.  Don't care for Ott either, he stinks.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:01 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 27 April 2014 - 10:50 PM, said:


Anybody see Miller's quote about being able to go see his sister-in-law's wedding now? He was asked what's next for him (obviously about what his next move in free agency might be) and he replied with "I don't know. I guess I'm free to go to my sister-in-law's wedding. That's about it." A lot of St. Louis fans are pissed about that.

Their fans don't know him like we do, I guess.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:38 AM

I'd only take him back because it would make it easier to win online games in NHL14 :flirt:

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:52 AM

View Post716, on 27 April 2014 - 10:53 PM, said:

You want Miller back? Remember the definition of insanity.  Don't care for Ott either, he stinks.
Thems fightin' words.  Tread lightly...

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:40 AM

View PostTankalicious, on 27 April 2014 - 07:48 PM, said:

Nothing. Don't want him back.
Agree and I bet Murray feels the same way.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:00 AM

View Postnucci, on 28 April 2014 - 04:40 AM, said:

Agree and I bet Murray feels the same way.
He needs to find the goalie of the next 9 years, not the goalie of the past 9.

and....Having okay goal-tending isn't such a bad thing right now.....cough (McDavid)

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:28 AM

I would rather sign Brian Elliott, he's younger and much cheaper.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:38 AM

View Postqwksndmonster, on 28 April 2014 - 03:52 AM, said:

Thems fightin' words.  Tread lightly...
I don't hear much observation that Miller was worn out from the Buffalo experience of getting 35 shots dumped on him every game and had nothing left by the time he was shipped to the Blues.

I heard Ott's a good team guy but I highly doubt what he brings to the ice has any kind of value at all. He might be a bit valuable to a rotten team like Buffalo but what did he do for the Blues? Nothing. His positive influence I think is way overrated. He's a cheapshot artist and we have plenty of those-- and cheaper. His most memorable moment as a Sabre:

https://www.youtube....h?v=MfjYWS4_L_s

I think both of these players are washed up.

Edited by 716, 28 April 2014 - 06:39 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:32 AM

i would rather have the greatest Sab's goalie ever back the Dom!!!

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

FUCALE!!

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

View PostoldSabsfan, on 28 April 2014 - 07:32 AM, said:

i would rather have the greatest Sab's goalie ever back the Dom!!!
One more character and you could spell out Sabres entirely.  SMH

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

I'd be tempted to offer him 1x5

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

View Postthewookie1, on 28 April 2014 - 08:35 AM, said:

I'd be tempted to offer him 1x5
What athlete in their prime would take 1/5 market value?

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

View Postinkman, on 28 April 2014 - 08:49 AM, said:


What athlete in their prime would take 1/5 market value?

None, but Ryan Miller might do it. :flirt: