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Millers trying to stick in NHL

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller honed his craft by bailing out his cousins.

Updated: December 10, 2003, 7:53 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Kevin Miller remembers his days playing at Michigan State University when he and some teammates would be scratching around looking for a goaltender to shoot at during some extra workouts.

Invariably they would turn to Kevin's cousin, Ryan, a 12-year old who lived nearby.

"We'd go down and get him out of bed, and he'd get his gear on, and I'll tell you we had a darn hard time beating him," Miller said. "I mean he was 12, and he was stopping shots left and right."

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