Colin Miller – Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres acquired Colin Miller this past off-season from Vegas in an attempt to shore up their blueline as part of their continuing rebuild. The move hasn’t particularly worked out for either side, as Miller scored just once in 51 games this season while ranking sixth in ice time per game among Sabres blueliners. Given their inclusion in this post, the Sabres evidently fell short even of the expanded post-season.
It’s possible Miller bounces back next season and becomes the player the Sabres were hoping for, but with patience wearing thin in Buffalo, an underachiever like Miller may have already worn out his welcome there. If that is the case, Ottawa would be wise to jump on the opportunity as Miller is still 27 for a few more months with two more years left on a contract that carries a modest $3.875 million cap hit. Buffalo acquired Miller as well as a 5th rounder for a 2nd last off-season as Vegas was facing a mini-cap crunch, so Ottawa could probably use one of their seconds or thirds and get a potential top six staple who can play on the second pair in a pinch.