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Sabres GM: Nothing new on Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek

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11:44 AM ET 07.13 | Darcy Regier met the media between periods of tonight's development camp scrimmage and there was no big news unveiled in the 10-minute chat, other than the confirmation that Chadd Cassidy has been promoted from interim coach of the Rochester Amerks to the permanent bench boss in place of Ron Rolston. As with every chat with Regier, the topic of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek came up again and the response was much the same. Asked if he's getting resigned to the fact he may have both of them at training camp, Regier said, "I think that's fair. The nature of this business is that as we move through July lineups get more and more settled, there's less movement. Once training camp starts, things begin to change some again." Regier said most conversations he's had with other GMs involve taking in money, a clear reference to the fact the Sabres aren't likely to be able to move the entire contract of either Vanek or Miller in a year the salary cap is shrinking to $64.3 million. Regier said there's been no negotiations with Miller, Vanek or fellow 2014 UFA Steve Ott. "Talking to my counterparts around the league, that's not unusual right now," he said. "For whatever reason, there's not a lot of activity on players that are going to become unrestricted in '14."

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Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, Rick Stewart/Getty Images Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, Rick Stewart/Getty Images
July 13, 2013  11:56 AM ET

Gotta trade them, either now or at deadline. Both could speed up rebuild nicely, especially Vanek. He is a solid add to anyone's top 4. Miller on downside, but teams always overpay for goaltending.

July 13, 2013  12:24 PM ET
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Gotta trade them, either now or at deadline. Both could speed up rebuild nicely, especially Vanek. He is a solid add to anyone's top 4. Miller on downside, but teams always overpay for goaltending.

Agreed. Just think where the Sabres would've been today if Darcy Regier didn't match Kevin Lowe's offer to Vanek!

July 13, 2013  12:48 PM ET

Amerks? Really? Is that what the Rochester Americans became, Amerks? What's an Amerk?

July 13, 2013  01:01 PM ET
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Amerks? Really? Is that what the Rochester Americans became, Amerks? What's an Amerk?

Didn't Ford Motor used to make them?

July 13, 2013  01:05 PM ET

All I know is they skate around in their Captain America sweaters.

July 13, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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Amerks? Really? Is that what the Rochester Americans became, Amerks? What's an Amerk?

They've been called Amerks for as long as I've been alive... it just is what it is.

July 14, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Gotta trade them, either now or at deadline. Both could speed up rebuild nicely, especially Vanek. He is a solid add to anyone's top 4. Miller on downside, but teams always overpay for goaltending.

agree

 
July 14, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Didn't Ford Motor used to make them?

excellent

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