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The fate of Ryan Miller

View Poll Results: The fate of Ryan Miller
Traded before the season 75 55.56%
Traded at the deadline 22 16.30%
Walks away after the season 22 16.30%
Signs an extension before the season 5 3.70%
Signs an extension during the season 11 8.15%
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07-05-2013, 10:49 AM
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I can't believe that, with all of the room created by buying out Bryz/Briere, and having STEVE FRIGGIN' MASON as their #1, the Flyers haven't come looking into Miller.
Miller for Coburn! Do itt!!

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And the Isles sign Nabokov.

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nj : schneider
toronto : bernier
phoenix : smith
Philly : emery
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what teams are left as realistic options? st louis?

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can't wait to watch miller sulk through another season

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nj : schneider
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what teams are left as realistic options? st louis?

I don't see any to be honest

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The Coyotes just stabilized their situation and locked Smith up long-term - they will not be interested in Miller.
I wasn't making a list of teams that would be interested in Miller

I was making a list of teams that I am fairly certain would be on Miller's list of 8 teams.

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07-05-2013, 11:12 AM
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I don't see any to be honest
I only ever saw 1... Phoenix, and that closed when they signed Smith.

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If the deal is with St. Louis, it seems Halak would have to come back.

Ahh, the patience of Regier... waiting until there is no market at all.

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07-05-2013, 11:20 AM
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What about the Penguins? Weren't the Caps rumored as well to have interest?

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07-05-2013, 11:22 AM
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If the deal is with St. Louis, it seems Halak would have to come back.

Ahh, the patience of Regier... waiting until there is no market at all.
I think his logic made sense for the market for Vanek but not Miller if his desire was to move him. But I'm not sure what he could have even gotten with the market being what it is.

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If the deal is with St. Louis, it seems Halak would have to come back.

Ahh, the patience of Regier... waiting until there is no market at all.
This is exactly what I've been saying! Holding on to them past draft day was a recipe to be left holding the bag.

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This is exactly what I've been saying! Holding on to them past draft day was a recipe to be left holding the bag.
Yep, moving Miller isn't about maximizing the trade return to the be all end all of trade returns. It's about getting some value and moving forward.

If they kick the tires on the Pens, they are likely stuck with MAF. Blaaaaaa.

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07-05-2013, 11:29 AM
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If the deal is with St. Louis, it seems Halak would have to come back.

Ahh, the patience of Regier... waiting until there is no market at all.
Not surprising. I still think there's still a few teams that will be interested in him around the deadline. Fleury could fall flat on his face, Nabokov had a good year last year, but could regress this year and I don't see Philly's goaltending tandem working out. So I do think there will be teams interested, but what I'm more concerned about is an unhappy sulking Miller creating a bad atmosphere in the lockerroom

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Not surprising. I still think there's still a few teams that will be interested in him around the deadline. Fleury could fall flat on his face, Nabokov had a good year last year, but could regress this year and I don't see Philly's goaltending tandem working out. So I do think there will be teams interested, but what I'm more concerned about is an unhappy sulking Miller creating a bad atmosphere in the lockerroom
Almost no one has traded for a starter at the deadline.

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Almost no one has traded for a starter at the deadline.
True most teams are smart enough to get their goaltending situation settled before the year begins. With that said I think some teams will be interested in Miller. It's just a matter of how much Regier is asking for him.

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To make Jame extremely happy Darcy probably has already floated a Mike Smithesque extension to Miller

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Almost no one has traded for a starter at the deadline.
As much as there wouldn't seem to be buyers, I don't think there are typically sellers either. It's sort of funny that it never happens since you'd think a goalie would be easier to plug into a team than any other position. Sure, there's communication to iron out and you want to have an understanding of your faceoff men and the breakout tendencies of your d men, but it's not the same as trying to fit in with a 5 man unit, a line, or a pairing.

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Almost no one has traded for a starter at the deadline.
Exactly. If we trade him at the deadline, it'll be as a #1B, at best. Meaning we'll get a backup goalie's ransom, i.e., none.

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As much as there wouldn't seem to be buyers, I don't think there are typically sellers either. It's sort of funny that it never happens since you'd think a goalie would be easier to plug into a team than any other position. Sure, there's communication to iron out and you want to have an understanding of your faceoff men and the breakout tendencies of your d men, but it's not the same as trying to fit in with a 5 man unit, a line, or a pairing.
If your goaltending sucks, you're a seller. Period. If you're a contender, your goaltending has been at least adequate all year. Nobody's shopping to dethrone the most important player on the ice with 20 games left. You've either got one or you don't.

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If your goaltending sucks, you're a seller. Period. If you're a contender, your goaltending has been at least adequate all year. Nobody's shopping to dethrone the most important player on the ice with 20 games left. You've either got one or you don't.
Every year there is a playoff team with a "question mark" in net. You're explaining why it doesn't happen but not why it shouldn't, I already get that and argued the point to someone on here just a few days ago. Many teams over the years would have been wise to seize on an opportunity to upgrade their goaltending at little cost at the deadline.

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Every year there is a playoff team with a "question mark" in net. You're explaining why it doesn't happen but not why it shouldn't, I already get that and argued the point to someone on here just a few days ago. Many teams over the years would have been wise to seize on an opportunity to upgrade their goaltending at little cost at the deadline.
Maybe GMs just say to themselves, we're about to go on a playoff run. Is it really worth the possible upside to create a goaltending controversy this late in the game? You might get better in net, or you might just be sowing discord in the room where there doesn't need to be.

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07-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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no market for 6 million dollar goaltenders - whether they have years remaining on their contract like Luongo or one year remaining like Miller.

St. Louis not thrilled with their goaltending supposedly. I assume Regier has checked in with them.

Only hope is a major injury to a number 1 goaltender at some point in next season.

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I just think the return of any Miller trade right now is outweighed by the organization's desire to re-sign him. They're willing to wait and see how the market and Miller's stance on staying pans out.

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I think the Blues are a better pick than most expect. I think that's a big reason Regier talked about long-terming the Miller situation, because they have to get their ducks in a row with Pietro before really being able to focus on adding a 6.25 cap hit in net.

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I don't see how he has any trade value. Are there really people out there that would rely on him?

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