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Why he could be shopped: Ryan Miller is the Buffalo Sabres' franchise player. The club has to decide whether to sign him—if he'll sign—or trade him off for pieces that will aid the rebuild.
What he'll cost: Buffalo will need huge compensation, especially considering the trade might turn a Stanley Cup contender into a winner. A reasonable guess would be a first-round pick and a top-flight prospect.
Chances he'll be traded: Since Miller hasn't received a new contract offer from Buffalo yet, there's every chance he's going to be dealt. There are rumors Lyle Richardson of The Hockey News detailed a couple rumors involving St. Louis and Minnesota:
Miller remains linked to the St. Louis Blues even though, as Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch observes, they lack the cap space to take on the remainder of his salary and could be unwilling to pay what’s expected to be a steep asking price from the Sabres.
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch recently suggested the Minnesota Wild as a destination...