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Ryan Miller: Lockout was 'waste of time'


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#1 OFFLINE   tk90

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After rejoining his Buffalo Sabres teammates on the ice for the first time in some nine months, goalie Ryan Miller had a few lingering frustrations to get off his chest regarding the NHL lockout.

"The best thing to do is acknowledge that it was stupid," Miller said Friday, before turning his attention to Sabres fans. "I appreciate their patience. I know it's a hard situation. I still don't even know the right message because it was just a stupid, useless waste of time."

Miller, who played a role in negotiations, called himself "embarrassed" that it took more than six months of negotiations to reach an agreement. At one point during talks, he gave up on the possibility of having a season.

And he laid the blame on the owners' side, specifically singling out commissioner Gary Bettman, whom he accused of being the reason why the four-month lockout wasn't resolved sooner.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

"And he laid the blame on the owners' side, specifically singling out commissioner Gary Bettman"

No way?! :shock1: A player saying that?
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Shut up and play hockey Ryan.
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#4 OFFLINE   Chris TMC

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Well, he had me on the "stupid, useless waste of time" part.
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#5 OFFLINE   Craig Simpson

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Yeah, the players had NOTHING to do with it taking so long. Never wanting to even talk until the off-season, never actually putting a formal offer on the table until after the lockout started, constantly being late for scheduled meetings (which I find is one of the most classless, disrespectful things to do - you are basically saying you don't value the other parties' time or schedule, its all about me). I haven't had a lot of respect for Ryan Miller over the last few years based on what comes out of his mouth, so I shouldn't really be surprised.
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#6 OFFLINE   **LS**

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

I just picture these words coming out of his asymmetrical face... and I chuckle.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Aaaaaaand the award for Captain Obvious goes to..................
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#8 OFFLINE   Tashimojo

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Hey there Miller, the lockout has done a better job of protecting you than your team...



:gap:
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#9 OFFLINE   Craig Simpson

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Hey there Miller, the lockout has done a better job of protecting you than your team...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rzYA-d_6gc

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Goaltenders like Roy, Hextall, Smith, and even Snow would have gone after Lucic themselves. Miller is a pussy.
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#10 OFFLINE   **LS**

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Gotta love the solidarity on that play.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

:zipped_h4h:
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