Found July 15, 2013 on
My Sports Rumors:
The Buffalo Sabres have been trying to clear room on their roster but aren’t having any luck making trades. Two of the players they’ve been shopping the most are goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek. Unfortunately no one seems that interested and for one great reason, money.
The conversation then moved to trades, namely those involving Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek. Regier said that the team is fielding calls, but stressed that the lowering salary cap was impeding many team’s ability to trade for the highly priced players. “Any discussion that I have now involves taking back money, moving money…money plays a very big role,” said the GM. He also mentioned that the longer we go in to the summer without moving either player, the more likely they’ll be in blue and gold come opening day. (Die by the Blade)
With the salary cap lowering to $64.3 million for 2013/14 there’s just no way teams can afford to take on those guys. It’s unfortunate for the Sabres to as they’re entering a major rebuilding project and neither of these guys are in their plans.
They’d obviously like draft picks but with the cap situation of most contenders no one’s going to take on significant salary. Most of them have to clear some room themselves so they’re going to force the Sabres to take some back. Something they’re simply not willing to do right now.
Hopefully they figure out something soon because Miller is just blocking all the young guys, even with how talented he still is.
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The name of the game for the Buffalo Sabres is rebuild, rebuild, rebuild. With rebuilding comes shedding salary. The second-largest salary on the Sabres belongs to veteran goalie Ryan Miller. Miller recently sold his Buffalo-area townhouse. His late-season comments last year sounded like a guy who was ready to move on. And frankly, there is no reason for the Sabres...
The Buffalo Sabres appear to be accepting the fact that they might have Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek when training camp begins in a couple of months. Darcy Regier, GM of the Sabres, believes lineups settle down in July and trade talk dies down until training camp.
As a result, Miller and Vanek might be with the Sabres as the team begins their preseason schedule.
Wow! This is an interesting post from Fantasy Sports Portal. I guess there are a few NHL teams that need scoring and goaltending would probably take these high-end players off of their hand for the right price.
If you are a Buffalo Sabres fan hearing the name “Ryan Miller” is sure to incite some sort of emotion. Whether it is admiration for all that he has done for the team over the years, or discontent with never advancing past the Eastern Conference Finals, some sort of feelings are conjured up. In past moments of disappointment however, blame was seldom ever squarely placed on Millsie’s...
from Chris Ryndak of Sabres.com,
Starting goaltender Ryan Miller and leading scorer Thomas Vanek are two players that Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said have garnered interest from other teams. Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the 2013-14 season.
Regier said it would be fair to assess that, with the way the market is now, it’s...