Three is a crowd and the Buffalo Sabres’ crease remains awfully crowded as the summer continues. But as it seems right now though Ryan Miller is still The Guy.

Right now at least.

The Sabres are coming upon a pivotal stage with their organization especially with the enigmatic Miller entering the final year of his contract and the subject of trade talk that has gone otherwise silent in the last few weeks.

But there is plenty of incentive for the 33-year-old Miller who had a record of 17-17-5 a goals-against average of 2.81 and save percentage of .915 last season to put together as good a season as he possibly can.

First and foremost is what happened to him and the Sabres last season.

Not only did the club fail to make the playoffs but Miller was constantly making headlines for either calling out teammates or what turned into a sometimes tumultuous relationship with the Buffalo fan base.

He was America’s starting goaltender at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver when an underdog U.S. team took Canada to overtime in the gold medal game.