Friday, February 28, 2014
Will Ryan Miller be traded before deadline?
By Sarah Goldstein
Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray didn't have much time to get acclimated to his new job before having to deal with franchise-changing decisions.
The Sabres have 11 players on their roster who are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
But no decision is getting more attention -- and deservedly so -- than the future of goaltender Ryan Miller.
The Sabres are at the bottom of the standings and haven't made the playoffs since the 2010-11 season. They already cleared out the front office early in the season and brought in Pat LaFontaine (president), Ted Nolan (head coach) and Murray.
Now they have to rebuild the roster. But is Miller more valuable as the backbone to that rebuild or as leverage for future assets on the trade market?
Either way, the biggest failure for Murray would be if Miller walked away on July 1 and the Sabres got nothing for him.
So you are general manager of the Buffalo Sabres today. Do you trade Ryan Miller?
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