Friday night, the Sabres closed out another season of spectacular failure. They did it with Ryan Miller in net, possibly for the last time.
Miller has long been a player who draws attention to himself, be it on the ice or in the locker room with his sometimes emotional, rarely uninteresting interviews. So naturally, the notion that Friday may have been Miller’s last game in a Sabre uniform had Sabre Nation buzzing. Lots of intelligent opinions have been put forth in recent days across blogs and Twitter, and here, I will attempt to give you my own (although I make no promises of its intelligence).
In short, I have very mixed emotions about this.
I used to believe (as recently as February) that there were untouchables on this Sabres team. Vanek, Myers, Pominville, and Miller were players I’d have considered off-limits, guys who a Stanley Cup-winning team could (and should) be built around. It was unlikely to me that Darcy Regier could flip any of these players for a...