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06-08-2013, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by The Zetterberg Era View Post
Ferraro led our AHL team in goal scoring and the entire AHL in shorthanded points, he is faster than Miller, he plays harder on the puck than Miller, he actually finishes checks more often than Miller. Might be a wash as he is a rookie learning but, he also has center flexibility and protects teammates when something wrong happens.
Ferraro has a few advantages over Miller at this time, but Miller has a ton over Ferraro. In time, Ferraro may certainly pass him up (though it will not be at the start of 2013-14), but it would not be a wash initially. That's underrating what Miller currently is and/or overrating what Ferraro currently is.

Half the player Miller is, come on people the silver fox was claimed off waivers twice before getting here from Anaheim and then Tampa.
Not really relevant. Miller is not the same player he was when he was waived. He has developed into a valuable piece of this team.

Emmerton I think is better suited for the wing, but would also have center flexibility. Both are fazed out over time it is just Emmerton has a contract and Miller doesn't.
I think Emmerton, Miller, Eaves..... all will be fazed out over time. But for Miller, I don't think that time is now. Ferraro is not going to make the team to start next year. The Wings want him to spend another year in GR. So you let Miller walk, and who's going to do his job as a 4th-line PKer as well as he does?

I see no reason to bring Miller back unless you have traded Eaves or Tootoo. Fourth line players should come from within and they shouldn't block youngsters that are probably just as good.
Miller's not blocking anyone at this time. And he has been on the team for 4 years, so if he's re-signed, he is coming from within. But that aside, why must 4th-line players come from within? Not sure I've ever heard anyone claim that.

Miller doesn't make anyone on our roster half the player as him.
No one said that

I know people like him but he isn't that good and he isn't irreplaceable.
For a top-6 guy, or a PP guy, or even a 3rd-liner? No, he's not good. For a 4th-line PKer, he's about as good as they come. So, yes, he is good, in terms of assigned role.

He also doesn't make Sheahan or Ferraro half the player if they wanted to go with them in that role which I am guessing they don't.
Initially, he does, easily. In time, Ferraro and Sheahan may very well pass him. But again, Ferraro and Sheahan are not currently relevant in terms of Miller. Both will be back in GR.

Sorry, didn't initially mean to chop your post up so much, but you touched on a lot of points

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