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by Paul on 10/15/13 at 06:07 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
So if you’re the Oilers, what are your options? Let’s take a look at what potentially could be out there:
Certainly there’s Ryan Miller in Buffalo. At some point you figure the Sabres will trade him this season, although as of Tuesday morning, I’m told the Sabres hadn’t approached Miller yet about anything; and you figure they will at some point have to approach him given his modified no-trade clause. To me this is the guy the Oilers should want the most but there’s also the sense Sabres GM Darcy Regier wants to wait later in the season and build up a bigger market for Miller.
How deep into the season can Edmonton go without fixing this issue?
There’s Jonas Hiller in Anaheim; he was available last summer, as the Ducks are stacked in goal throughout the organization and this is the last year of his contract. But he’s also off to a great start, so I think it’s too early for that kind of move in Anaheim. Not sure the Ducks would want to rock the boat like that.
What about Michal Neuvirth in Washington? I say that because Team Canada Olympic camp invite Braden Holtby certainly seems entrenched as the No. 1 man there. Neuvirth is in the mix for the Czech Olympic team this year, so he might be an intriguing target if the Caps ever feel they can live without him.
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