'"Every player in college, there's going to come a time when the opportunity to further his pro career will take precedence over finishing his college career," said Mike Liut, Miller's agent and a former NHL goalie. "It's not a decision that's made cavalierly, you have to weigh it out, and much of it has to do with how they've performed."'
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'"Ryan had a great college career at Michigan State," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "We look forward to him continuing that success on the professional level for many years to come as a member of the Buffalo Sabres organization."'
'Prospective Buffalo Sabres owner Frank DuRoss is talking about making the NHL team more regionally friendly a la Rochester and the NFL Bills. Sounds good, but the big difference is that Rochester has no fall pro football team and already has a hockey team. The more tickets the Sabres sell in Rochester, the fewer tickets the Amerks figure to sell.'
'The Sabres acknowledge it will not be an easy path. The team is still reeling from anti-Rigas fallout, coupled with the fact that it did not make the playoffs last season.'