Both have expressed uncertainty about their long-term future on what's now a rebuilding team, something Pegula seemed to underline in an interview with Kevin Sylvester on WGR Sportsradio 550 Tuesday.
Miller and Vanek's contracts with the team expire at the end of the 2014 season.
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Pegula also spoke of the team's approach to try and land free agents, brushing aside concerns that the team has not been agressive and instead saying that sometimes players do not want to come to Buffalo.
"When you go after a free agent, I get a kick out of comments 'Why didn't they get this guy? ,'Why didn't they get that guy?' Does anyone ever think that player has a say in that decision? Maybe he doesn't want to come to Buffalo, and you can't force people to do things," Pegula said.
It was a theme he returned to in the discussion of Vanek and Miller's future with the team.
"You can tell the fans I'm concerned too. Yes, we want them here. They have a say in that decision," Pegula said. "... No one's been re-signed yet. We are still working."
"You want them here?, " Sylvester asked.
"Yes, but don't forget they are part of that decision," Pegula said.
Vanek has said he has no interest in staying if the Sabres elect to rebuild from scratch. If that happened, Vanek said it would be better for both sides if they traded him in exchange for younger players and/or draft picks.
Miller understands he's in the same boat. He's open to staying, while understanding there is a chance he won't be part of the team's long-term plans.
In five days leading up to the NHL trading deadline in April, the Sabres dealt three veterans, including captain Jason Pominville. In exchange, Buffalo acquired six draft picks and two prospects.
The Sabres are coming off a tumultuous season during which Head Coach Lindy Ruff was fired after a 6-10-1 start, and Regier continued the process of turning over his aging roster.
At the close of last season, Regier said it was too early to tell whether his start-from-scratch plans will include keeping Miller and leading scorer Vanek or trading either one or both before their contracts expire at the end of next season.