Well, that was fun wall it lasted. The Super Secret plan to bring goaltender Ryan Miller to Denver next summer to hang with his buddy John-Michael Liles and to, you know, be a kick-ass goalie for us has been foiled. The Sabres have locked up Miller through the 2013-2014 season.
With Miller out of the way, that seems to make Nikolai Khabibulin as the biggest goalie name on the UFA market next summer. Other notables: Nik Backstrom, Manny Fernandez, Fredrik Norrena, Mathieu Garon, Martin Gerber, Martin Biron and Manny Legace. I'm sure some of these guys will be extended by then, but as of now it does seem like the Avs will have more options next summer than they did this year.