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07-23-2012, 07:48 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Why? Do you see another goaltender in this system who'll be prepared for an NHL starter's role within two years? I don't. After several years of inconsistent play at each professional level, I don't think the organization is all that high on Enroth, at least as far as being an NHL starter. Add to that a woeful UFA crop of goaltenders in summer 2014--Lundqvist is not leaving NYC, and the best options after him are Kipper (will be 37 and far less consistent than Miller), Hiller (will probably want a raise to the point there wouldn't be much cost savings from Miller), and Halak (ditto). The only way I see Miller going is if someone offers a hot shot goaltending prospect on the cusp of NHL duty (plus other assets) in exchange for Miller. I don't think he'd ever ask out.
While Miller has grown more jaded to Buffalo over the years--particularly with the local media--I get the sense that the Pegulas very much like him and the feeling is mutual. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see him sign something like a three-year deal for similar money
Just my opinion, but I think Enroth will be ready enough to be a starter in 2 yrs with a vet backing up until Linus Ullmark is ready in 3-4 yrs
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