In 2009-10, there was no better goalie in the NHL than Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres. He won a career-best 41 games, was second in the League in goals-against average and save percentage and took home the Vezina Trophy months after helping the United States win the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics.
However, Miller's fortunes since then haven't been so positive. The Sabres lost in the first round of the 2010 and 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and missed the 2012 postseason while Miller dealt with concussion and whiplash issues. This season, the Sabres are mired near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
Miller's numbers look bad, but on many nights he's been the team's best player, and at just 32 Miller is far from being too old. In fact, there's no reason to think he couldn't return to being a Vezina candidate again.
But will it happen with the Sabres?
NHL.com takes examines the pros and cons to the Sabres making Miller available to move at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline: