Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/09/13 at 09:03 AM ET
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
If the game Tuesday proved anything, it’s that Ryan Miller and Enroth should switch duties until Miller signs a contract extension or is traded. Miller, who backed up Enroth while nursing a tender groin, is the better goaltender. But if the Sabres are working toward their long-term future, they should be playing Enroth and shopping Miller.
It would improve Miller’s chances of staying healthy and preserve his trade value. Darcy Regier should speed-dial Philadelphia, which looks vulnerable with a new coach and questionable goaltending. The last thing the Sabres need is Miller stealing games and providing false hope. They need to learn how to win without him....
The kids have performed admirably, assuming you accept that they’re being held to a lower standard. In truth, nobody on the roster has been nearly good enough by NHL standards. The effort was there Tuesday. The Sabres simply are not a good hockey team. They’re trying to pass off their JV roster as a varsity team.
I’ll say it again: If they’re too young or not good enough to play in the NHL, they don’t belong in the NHL. They belong in the AHL or back in junior or some Saturday night beer league. Mikhail Grigorenko, for starters, has no business being in the NHL at this stage of his career. He has looked utterly lost.
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