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07:26 AM ET 08.16 | The NHL's youngest team would be younger still without goaltender Ryan Miller playing a significant role. Miller, for seven straight seasons the undisputed starting goalie in Buffalo, saw his grip on the position slip slightly last season. Miller started 40 of the 48 games but posted the worst stat line of his career: 17-17-5 with a .915 save percentage and 2.81 goals-against average. ... Should those poor performances seep into this season, 25-year-old backup [Jhonas Enroth] may be asked to assume a larger role, and the Swede appears primed for a chance to show his skills on a nightly basis. Enroth took advantage of limited minutes last season to post career-best numbers and earn a two-year contract extension this summer.

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August 16, 2013  08:40 AM ET

He needs out of Buffalo.

August 16, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Goaltender controversy looming in Buffalo

Fighting over who gets stuck having to play behind that defence?

August 16, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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He needs out of Buffalo.

Yup...time for the team and Miller to turn the page here.

August 16, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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He needs out of Buffalo.

It's not 'Miller Time' in Buffalo anymore.

August 16, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Yup...time for the team and Miller to turn the page here.

Maybe he could hire Bob Seger as his agent.

August 16, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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It's not 'Miller Time' in Buffalo anymore.

So its less fulfilling?

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August 16, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Very inactive these Sabres have been for a team that was as bad as they were.

Money issues?

August 16, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Good goalie on a lousy team. Wheres the controversy? he probably wants out.

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August 16, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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They've got a billionaire owner and cap space.Anyway, i'm more pointing out that they haven't dumped anyone. I can understand giving Myers one more year to prove himself before going the buyout route, but why not get rid of Leino this summer? Can they really get nothing for Vanek and Ehrhoff? Steve Ott?

They're keeping Ehrhoff coz its the Christian thing to do.

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August 16, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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The team is still trying to redeem itself after employing Satan for so many years.

I think it was Billy Sherman that said "Buffalo is hell".

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August 16, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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Him and every NFL and NHL team that have had to play a road game there, every Canadian who's crossed the border there, every seagull that's darted a blob on it...

so are you saying you aren't taking the Buffalo Tourism Office job?

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August 16, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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I think it was Billy Sherman that said "Buffalo is hell".

The screaming by the young women was so loud that Sherman to this day has experienced hearing loss. Oh wait that was Bobby Sherman. My bad, carry on.

August 16, 2013  12:42 PM ET

"If I had my way, I'd shuffle off to Buffalo. Sit by the lake, and watch the world go by"

August 16, 2013  02:15 PM ET

It must be so beautiful where you guys are. Sitting on a beach with your iPads submitting 20,000 comments on the truth and rumors website. You guys are cool.

 
August 16, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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It must be so beautiful where you guys are. Sitting on a beach with your iPads submitting 20,000 comments on the truth and rumors website. You guys are cool.

Thanks. means a lot.

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