Ryan Miller: Face of the Franchise

Drafted in the 5th round (138th overall), Ryan Miller has certainly made an impact on the Sabres. He was quickly noticed as a legit goaltender by the entire NHL. Now, he is being considered as one of the elite.

Was it just a coincidence that Miller was drafted right after Brett Hull cheated to defeat the Sabres for the cup?

Miller posted his 40th win of the season Tuesday night as the Sabres clinched the division. The most wins Dominik Hasek ever had with the Sabres was 37, which he did twice. I know some of you readers are already arguing that Hasek didn’t have a team in front of him. It doesn’t matter.

Miller has won 40 games twice in the last four seasons. He could have done it again if he wasn’t injured by Scott Gomez. Miller has become the face of the franchise. In a few years, Tyler Myers could be up there as well, but for now, it’s all Miller.

Is there a goalie you would rather have then Miller? Is it safe to say he will win the Vezina? Let us know what you think.

Check out this save on Marion Gaborik during Tuesday’s game:

That was just one of the many amazing saves Miller has made. Here’s one of my personal favorites:

Impressive huh? Is there any goalie in the NHL better than him? Comment below.


Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.
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