Morning Puck: Murdering Miller

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Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (pic via this chick's Flickr stream)

Back in April – in a time when names like Richards, Carter, Leino and Carcillo appeared on the backs of Flyers sweaters, and Jaromir Jagr was still a woman in Russia – the Flyers murdered Ryan Milller and the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the playoffs.

Perhaps you remember Miller whining in his nasally drone, which sounds like the unfortunate offspring of Cole Hamels and a dying rhino:

Oh man, that’s like audio porn. Here’s the full quote from after Game 6 earlier this year:

"Before we get any further, I’d just like to add one thing: If Mike Richards thinks we’re getting away with murder, I don’t know what he just got away with. Mass murder? [nice joke, asshole] Are we stepping it up a notch? Unbelievable. We lose a player for the rest of the game… that’s the kind of hit the league has been talking about, and it’s dangerous. They better seriously consider looking at that one. It’s unbelievable."

 

No, Ryan, giving up three goals in 6:23 is unbelievable. The Flyers beat the Sabres last night, 3-2 (boom– buried lede). Their three goals to start the game were the team’s fastest since November 15, 2001. Sean Couturier – Cooter – who scored the first goal of the game, was eight-years-old at the time. 

It was Miller’s 402nd career start, but the first time he’s ever allowed two goals in the first two minutes of the game. He was pulled just shortly after the first TV timeout. That’s impressive. Or sad. 

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Yeah, mostly sad. Even Scott Hartnell sniped him (standing up!).

Miller on getting booed: [BuffaloNews.com]

"They bought their tickets and they can do whatever they want. They were cheering when I made a save, booing when I don't. Whatever."

 

Poor guy. And to think, Miller’s old buddy, Danny Briere, wasn’t even there to give him a smack in the back of the head… like he did in the first period of Game 7 this spring (visual proof). Where was Danny, you ask? Healing that upper body injury with some Saladworks at the Voorhees Town Center:

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Pic via (@Pete_Amato)

Sunglasses!

One other item of note: NBC Promo Tour 2011 continued in Buffalo. Versus, which will become NBC Sports something or other on January 2nd, has already implemented many peacock screen graphics and, now, dasher board ads for Grimm, the show that used Twitter reviews on their prime time commercial:

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We’re just one synergistic step away from Brian Williams doing an inside the glass promo for Rock Center (Monday nights at 10!!!).

Your photo gallery is here. Your highlights are after the jump. And here's an unfortunate picture of Lindy Ruff's daugther.

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16 Comments

  • Norman Lee November 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Is Danny Boy rocking black jeans???

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  • brandon November 3, 2011 at 9:30 am

    notice how fat that wallet is in his left hand

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  • Beez Nutz November 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Im continually amazed at all the Hartnell bashing
    this just in … HE’S A GOOD PLAYER ASSHOLE(s)
    Love,
    Beez Nutz

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  • Beez Nutz November 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    and I mean ASSHOLE in an endearing way
    Love,
    Beez Nutz

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  • Lt November 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Eh. Hartnell is streaky – glad he’s doing well, though. I love his hard-nosed style, but take issue with his ass-on-the-ice-20-mins-per-game execution sometimes. Let’s see where he is in a month.
    Go Flyers.

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  • Steve November 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

    “We’re just one synergistic step away from Brian Williams doing an inside the glass promo for Rock Center (Monday nights at 10!!!).” So funny. So true.

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  • Kyle Scott November 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I wasn’t bashing Hartnell…

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  • Orgophlax November 3, 2011 at 10:03 am

    You missed the best part of the game! Pierre McGuire calling the linesman a “big burley man” while eyeing him up and licking his lips.

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  • PDolla November 3, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Norman Lee’s Comment is about as straight as a u-turn

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  • nacho83 November 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

    martha falker, i work in the voorhees town center!! i really should get a job over in the food court cause the flyers are always there.

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  • ag3mo November 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    @Orgophlax — I saw that too. Fucking hilarious. Tried to record it on my phone.

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  • Brad November 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    watching anything on versus is so confusing these days they go back and forth between calling themselves versus and nbc.

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  • Matt November 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    @Orgophlax I’m so glad other people caught that too. I was dying.

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  • Iron Balls McGinty November 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    IBMcG’s running commentary of the game, in no partickuler order:
    ——————————————————————————————
    Aparently Bryz stole that iPhone Compass that got him out of the woods from Ryan Miller. And now Miller is lost in the woods somewhere near East Jabip, NY.
    ————————————————————
    Somewhere Lindy Ruff’s daughter with the Flyers hat is drunker and higher and having way more fun:
    https://www.crossingbroad.com/2011/04/lindy-ruffs-daughter-likely-drunk-wearing-flyers-hat.html
    ————————————————————
    New name for the Giroux-Hartnell-Jagr line?
    PBU for the “Peanut Butter Unit”, cause it’s smooth like Jagr’s Creamy Peanut Butter:
    http://hockeygalmilwaukee.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/jagr2.jpg
    Runners Up: The “Jif” Line
    ————————————————————
    Wow, you’d think that the Flyers had handed their arses to the Sabres based on the commentarying of Emerick, Olchzezyzchzk, Millberry, and that midget butt-turd behind the wussy-glass, Pierre LeQueire.
    And I like how Millberry made that extra cheap dig at the Flyers in his postgame commentary on Versus: “The Flyers just got lucky and the Sabres just ran our of time.”
    Keep telling yourself that, Mike, ya bitter old loser. He forgot about all the injuries to key players, like Pronger and Briere, AND THE FLYRES STILL WON.
    And no mention about how the refs were looking the other way all nite while Giroux and JVR were getting roughed up all over the place the entire game.
    And I guess he mainly forgot that Byrz was great again, stopping 29 for 31 shots. And those two that got in were those freaky bad bounce gimme goals. Really, Bryz was brilliant tonite. Whatever he’s doing mentally to keep his focus, keep it up!
    IOW:
    “Res Firma Nitescere Descit!”
    Translation: “Once you get it up, keep it up.”
    ————————————————————
    PS: Prop to JR for standing up to Keenan with their talk about Bryzzy’s performance and potential.
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    PSS: Get ready for plenty of Dooshbaggery again next week from the entire NBC-Versus crews when it comes to the Flyers. Except for Keith Jones. But I guess he recueses himself for Flyers games so there’s no tagging of homerism.

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  • Skippy McGee November 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Who gives a flying shit if they have NBC logos on the sideboards? Talk about trying to create a controversy that’s non-existent, asshat.

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  • Iron Balls McGinty November 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Here another look of wimpy in some horribull getup:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5198476951_0d220b6216_b.jpg
    I guess BFE Michiganers go for that sort of thing.

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