That sound you might have heard early this afternoon was the collective groan of fans of Red Wings Nation, which might have been expecting a native son to return home.
But Ryan Miller has re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres...five years, $6.25 million per.
Unless Jimmy Howard is really something, the Wings might be having goaltender issues in the not too distant future.
As for the Sabres, they finally get to hold on to a potential free agent. It doesn't make up for the losses of Daniel Briere, or Chris Drury, or Brian Campbell...or maybe even Dainius Zubrus. But it's something for Sabres fans to breathe easier about.