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New York Islanders reportedly interested in Ryan Miller

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The New York Islanders came into the 2013-14 NHL season wanting to look like world beaters. They surprised a lot of pundits by making it to the playoffs during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign and the team’s core wanted to prove that the dip into the postseason pool wasn’t a fluke.

Sitting at 8-15-4 and in eighth in the awful Metropolitan Division has general manager Garth Snow looking to make a move for a netminder. With Evgeni Nabokov out for at least another week with a groin issue and the fact that the veteran Russian isn’t the long-term solution anyway, The Ottawa Sun is reporting that Snow has turned his interest to Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

As per Bruce Garrioch’s report in the Sun:

Two league executives told the Sun that Snow has been working the phones to see if he can get a goaltender to try to get the club back on track in the race for the (sic) post-seaason.

The ideal scenario: Convince Ryan Miller to waive his ‘no move’ clause and leave the Buffalo Sabres for a short-term stay in Long Island to help the club make the post-season.

This is an interesting scenario. The Islanders are still rebuilding, but they are much further along in the process than Buffalo at this point. The team showed that they are a playoff team with sound goaltending, and Snow came out swinging this season and was aggressive in acquiring Thomas Vanek.

Could both of Buffalo’s prime pending free agents end up on Long Island?

Topics: New York Islanders, NHL, NHL Trade Rumors, Ryan Miller

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  • Diqcheez

    Snow is trying too hard. Allow some time for your young guys to develop. He’s leasing the future too soon.

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