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Kypreos: 6 Teams Would Love To Have Miller For Stretch Run

He didn't name names, but Nick Kypreos said today that, despite what is considered to be a weak goaltending market, there would be plenty of interest in Ryan Miller if the Sabres wanted to move him.

Kypreos, co-host of Sportsnet's Hockey Central radio show, had this to say:

"I think there'd be half a dozen teams that would love to have [Miller] right now in the stretch run."

If you have 6 minutes, watch the entire video below.  There are also some other interesting Sabres topics discussed, including whether or not a deteriorating locker room situation had anything to do with the demotion of Mikhail Grigorenko.

Special thanks to friend of the site @NHLGossip for the heads up.  Check out NHLrumormill.com for news and insight from reliable sources.

 

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In theory, you’d think so, but when you really break down the teams one-by-one, are there that many?

Anaheim - Nope
Boston - Nope
Calgary - MAYBE, but not for the stretch run, and not until they figure out what direction they’re in. Maybe at the draft in the summer?
Carolina - Nope.
Chicago - Everyone always said this, but with the way they’re playing, do they even consider messing with the chemistry by bringing in such a vocal guy?
Colorado - Nope
Columbus - Nope
Dallas - Nope
Detroit - Pierre Mcguire said he didn’t think so on Ottawa radio thing morning
Edmonton - I guess, sure, but I doubt Miller is waving his ntc for the Oilers
Florida - They’re slashing salary, not adding it.
Los Angeles - Nope
Minnesota - Nope (MAYBE in the offseason, if Backstrom moves on?)
Montreal - Nope
Nashville - Nope
New Jersey - Again, perhaps in the offseason if Brodeur doesn’t come back
NY Islanders - Nope
NY Rangers - Nope
Ottawa - Nope
Philadelphia - Interesting one here, but they have the small matter of Bryz’s contract
Phoenix - Nope
Pittsburgh - Nope
St. Louis - Nope
San Jose - Nope
Tampa Bay - Could be a possibility.
Toronto - They might be interested, but I doubt Sabres move him within the division
Vancouver - Nope
Washington - Nope
Winnipeg - Nope

Of the teams that maybe could be might be interested, none are gearing up for a playoff run. Perhaps Philly still has hopes that they can be there…

Posted by Chris M on 03/18/13 at 01:41 PM ET

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Good breakdown, Chris, but there are three I don’t agree with.

Minnesota - Nope (MAYBE in the offseason, if Backstrom moves on?)

I’d actually put money on Fletcher pushing hard to acquire Miller.

Backstrom is old and Harding…

Harding has MS, which is not merely a degenerative disease, but an unpredictably degenerative disease. Harding could go to bed tonight feeling fine, wake up tomorrow and, quite literally, be legally blind for the next 3 months. Or forever, even. His perseverance makes for a nice story, but teams need to be able to plan ahead. Harding in their future doesn’t allow that.

Finally, Minny already has half of team USA. Why not add its best player at a position of long-term necessity?


I also think Phoenix and San Jose would be interested. Smith had a fine season last year, but he isn’t Miller and Sean Burke damned well knows it. Niemi’s got fine numbers, but doesn’t pass the eyeball test for me. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop with him as it did with Elliot (who, to be fair, is worse than Niemi).

Posted by larry on 03/18/13 at 04:39 PM ET

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