Heading into tonight's game against Tampa Bay at HSBC Arena, goalie Ryan Miller had a 2.56 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. There were 18 goalies in the NHL who had played at least 10 games and had a lower GAA. Among goalies with 10 games, 19 had a higher save percentage.
The Sabres signed Miller to a five-year, $31.25 million extension during the offseason, but he's been essentially the same player he was a year ago. Average. This is enough to make me commission another Most Overrated Sabre poll. As you might recall, Miller won it a year ago. Tell me, do you think Miller is an elite goalie, worthy of that huge contract?
More on Miller in tomorrow's column.