Friday, July 18, 2008

Miller signs long term in Buffalo

There will be no contract issue lingering over Ryan Miller's season. The Buffalo Sabres announced today they have signed their goaltender to a five-year contract extension that takes him through the 2013-14 season. Terms have not been disclosed.
I can hear a sigh of relief from Sabres fans.

UPDATE The goalie carousel next summer is going to be interesting given how many unrestricted free agent goaltenders are out there: Backstrom, Gerber, Biron, Thomas, Legace, Garon, Khabibulin, Conklin, LaBarbera, Niittymaki, Fernandez, etc.

With that many teams looking to sign netminders next July 1, Miller would have received quite a contract.

UPDATE It's a $31.25-million deal, with a $6.25-million cap hit. Steep, but that's what it would have taken to keep him.

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At 12:10 p.m., July 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't you just make "Sign of Relief" the headline, James? *grin*

At 12:12 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

Whooo hooooo! Finally, Sabs front office does something right. Sign Pommer and this offseason might not be too bad.

At 12:23 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger wade little said...

The policy they had in place about extending contracts was foolish. This proves they know they screwed up with Briere and Drury.

At 12:30 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger twoeightnine said...

I think Darcy coming out and saying that they made a mistake with Drury proved that they knew they screwed up with Drury.

At 12:33 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

WGR reporting 32.5 at 6.5 over 5 years.

At 12:51 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger BlackCapricorn said...

WGR can't add- 6.25 a season, same total though.

At 2:01 p.m., July 18, 2008, Blogger inspired.stupidity said...

With the money Huet got this year, I'd say $6.25 is a reasonable price for Miller.

Guess he's worth a mil more than Brodeur.

At 2:50 p.m., July 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dwayne Roloson

At 3:09 p.m., July 19, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

... will be 40 years old at the start of 2009-10.


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