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Frustrated Miller apologizes for Kaleta comments

Mar 19, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

Ryan Miller

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has apologized to teammate Patrick Kaleta for public comments Miller made this weekend.

In an interview posted on the Sabres’ website, Miller explained that his remarks were made after he misunderstood what Kaleta had said about wanting to get back into the Buffalo lineup following a five-game suspension.

“What I was told he said and what he actually said were two different things,” said Miller.

“What he actually said sounded more like a player who just wants to come back and play as soon as possible. He’s frustrated he can’t be, which is completely what you’d expect.”

Miller added: “I think everyone in Buffalo knows I’m prone to say stupid things that come up over the course of the season.”

The frustration of everyone involved is understandable given the Sabres’ 10-15-4 record, which has them eight points back of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo plays in Montreal tonight.

  1. isithockeyseasonyet - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Apologize for what? Patrick kaleta’s parents should be the ones apologizing for giving birth to him, dude should have been a BJ

    • mehetmet - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      stay classy dude…

  2. stakex - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Thing is, what Miller said about Keleta was pretty spot on. Sure, it was mostly just a rant from a guy who wants to play… but it was a bit whiny, and there were hints of questioning the coaches decision to sit him. So Miller comments about Keleta were correct, but the problem is you don’t make them to the media… you say it to the guys face and keep it in-house.

  3. jcmeyer10 - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Ryan Miller, “Look babe, I didn’t mean it. I was just mad, it’s been tough this year,”.

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Miller added: “I think everyone in Buffalo knows I’m prone to say stupid things that come up over the course of the season.”

    Too funny. He should become the presidential candidate for the Republican Party. :-)

  5. buffalomafia - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Hmmmmmmm!

  6. 2jivecrew - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    I hate when an athlete says something tough but truthful and then falls all over themselves apologizing for it. Kaleta should be the one apologizing for being a jackass. Say what you mean and mean what you say, Miller.

  7. bills4 - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    This world is so sad. When a guy nails another person, teammate or not, why is it that he always has to apologize for telling the truth? Kaleta is an idiot who will hopefully lose his job in the NHL and will hopefully eventually be working at a 7-11!

  8. sampulls - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Miller is a dipstick.
    Would rather have a player who is a jerk on the ice rather than off the ice (ie. Miller). The difference between the two is that guys like Miller will be jerks the rest of their lives.

  9. lesbuckets - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    This season has been one long nightmare for the Sabres, luckily it is a shortened season. As bad as this season is getting, Miller is a class act, hard working and has been a big part of the community. I’d still love to see him finish his career here and be part of a quick rebuilding. Part of me would love to see him get a cup as Hasek did, elsewhere as the last piece of the puzzle somewhere, but most of me loves this fiery leader that bleeds blue & gold, and wears his emotions on his sleeve, rightly so at times. If Rolston was smart, he’d play to his strength… play the young guys, develop and figure out what you have to build with next year!!! Hopefully with a Seth Jones in the mix ;)

  10. neelyisgod - Mar 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Lucic needs to mow him over again, it’s obvious by his comments since that happened that he is still suffering from post concussion syndrome. Or maybe Miller is really that dysfunctional

  11. nytroutdog - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I believe isithockeyseasonyet was a BJ given his comment but, miraculously, he made it.

  12. multiplemiggs - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Millers been crying about everything since he got in this league. He cried his way into the starting role when Biron was pushed out, he cried that DiPietro was the starting USA goalie and not hime bc the Sabres had a better record than the Isles, he cries about his teamates when theyre overrated team misses the playoffs and has losing streaks, waaaah waaaah like a dirtbike waaaaah

  13. bufffalojoe - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Miller will be traded soon anyways, as a sabres fan I DON’T care! He is a whiner he’s also hit or miss, he lets everything get to his head. Score one goal on him early and the games over. Miller has lost the locker room for years now with never taking responsibility for anything always blaming it on this this and that. Miller doesn’t understand the word TEAM hence the reason he plays goalie, he wants to be on the ice 60mins a game, he’s whining now because our team is loosing he liked when he was left all alone at one end of the ice #loner

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