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Trade talk makes for a profane Ryan Miller

Jan 17, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT

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Earlier tonight, we asked PHT readers what the struggling Buffalo Sabres should do after Ryan Miller barely made it into the second period before being pulled in a 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Anyone who checked the “Make a few trades” box would have received a rather angry message from Miller, as you can see from his reaction to such talk, via Puck Daddy:

“There’s not ever going to be a trade in the history of the NHL that’s going to affect anything like that,” Miller said. “There’s no chance anybody comes into this team and just shakes it up or we can even move multiple players and get any kind of return … If you want to just destroy a team and just go out and be reckless and do something, yeah.

“But then there’s going to be new guys in here, but other than that, this locker room’s going to be pretty much the same, if not completely the same, and we’ve got to find it from in here. [Points to chest] We can’t sit and wait for somebody else to (blank)ing do it.”

If this season teaches us anything about the silver medal-winning goalie, it’s that Miller + frustrating loss + microphone = profane gold. As Bill Hoppe points out, this isn’t the first time Miller delivered an angry locker room/press conference tirade, but things are certainly more dire now.

Jeremy Roenick ranks as one of the many people who believe that something has to give for the Sabres:

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  1. trbowman - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    lol he mad.

  2. danphipps01 - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    “There’s no chance anybody comes into this team and just shakes it up”

    What about a goalie who can stop a puck? =D

  3. skinnyswag91 - Jan 17, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    Logical solution for Buffalo’s GM Darcy Regier to save his job before Owner Terry Pegula cleans house:

    1. Fire Lindy Ruff
    2. Hire a Mike Babcock (arguably best coach in the NHL) understudy to replace him
    3. Trade Miller in addition to an underachieving 1st line offensive talent such as Derek Roy or Drew Stafford to a team in need of a proven puck stopper and some more firepower that has a legitimate playoff chance (Winnipeg, Chicago, or Dallas) for a 1st Line Center Man that Can ACTUALLY supply the best player on the Sabres: Thomas Vanek. I’m sorry but HECHT the grinder that he is at 34 is not a 1st line center.
    4. Put all of your faith in Jhonas Enroth and resign him long term.
    5. Drop dead weight such as: Kaleta (every hit he makes is a penalty and what else can he do but hit) & Gaustad (he is so slow and at 30 he’s only getting slower)
    6. Bring up some more youth and make sure Joel Armia is warming up for next season.

  4. rekedneme - Jan 17, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    LOL he mad because we sent him home crying like crosby XP GO WINGS 15 home streak FTW

  5. dcfan4life - Jan 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    If you trade Ryan Miller, you better be sure. His track record is excellent and lots of teams would love to land him. Similar situation happened in Boston a few years ago. People wanted Tim Thomas gone, but the Bruins stuck with him and that worked out pretty well.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      My thoughts exactly. How much worse would things look in Buffalo if Enroth is a bust as a starter and Miller wins the Vezina next year?

  6. rosco666 - Jan 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Tim Thomas is no better than Ryan Miller.
    Thomas has the entire Bruin team supporting him, and they do it well!

    Miller is largely on his own!
    Stick with him, but fill the gaps, and get the team to play as a team, not just 5 on 5!

  7. t16rich - Jan 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Id trade Thomas “is it the powerplay yet, so i can give an effort” Vanek, before I would dream of moving Miller.

  8. michiganhockey11 - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    His defense really did leave him out to dry last night against Detroit. Except for the Franzen goal. He jsut got plain beat.

  9. balewsquare - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Why you heff to be med?

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