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Postgame audio -- Miller on Kaleta: 'He just needs to grow up'

By Mike Harrington

WASHINGTON -- Ryan Miller was understandably annoyed I asked him about Patrick Kaleta in the wake of another frustrating loss. Kaleta didn't play in the game and that kind of question is thus usually a no-go in a postgame setting.

But when Kaleta popped off about being scratched earlier Sunday, the rest of the team had already left after their morning skate. This was the first chance to get reaction so I asked. And Miller certainly reacted.

Pretty obvious that there's still residual anger in the locker room over the Kaleta shove on Brad Richards, a foolish play that cost the Sabres a game and cost Kaleta five of them. Miller and Jason Pominville both denied the players pushed interim coach Ron Rolston to further punish Kaleta (" You guys think we have way more power than we got, man," Miller scolded me).

But it's clear they had no problem with Kaleta staying in the press box. We'll see how this plays out Tuesday in Montreal but it's safe to say Miller's comments on Kaleta are making big news on Twitter, in the blog world and especially in Canada.

Give a listen below to the meaty postgame chatter:

Ryan Miller

Jason Pominville on the loss

Pominville on Patrick Kaleta

Ron Rolston

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John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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