The first time I paid continual intense attention to the Sabres was during their 07-08 06-07 playoff run. Obviously I didn’t know much about hockey at the time, but even a total novice could see that by the time the Ottawa series rolled around the Sabres would have lost every game 50-2 without the incredible play of Ryan Miller. I don’t very often give him credit for helping to make a hockey addict out of me, but I probably should.
Ryan Miller was amazing against the Hurricanes last night. He was so amazing that I was reminded of those first few hockey games I watched two and a half years ago. It’s a real treat to watch him when he’s like this, so much so that it could inspire someone to become a lifelong fan of the game.
I reeeeally hope Crunchy’s got the stamina to stay up and running for an entire season (during an Olympic year no less). Darcy and Lindy, need to find a way to ensure that Ryan Miller gets enough rest. If they don’t, they suck. Crunchy deserves better. He’s playing his ass off right now, but this won’t last forever. He’s going to need a breather or two, and we don’t want him all deflated and worn down in March. No, we do not.
This team is still a total mystery, but one thing we know for sure is that in the right circumstances, Ryan Miller is capable of carrying this organization on his back.
The Sabres need a better back-up. STAT.