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CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

Post by Strangelove » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:19 am

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=456177

The Vancouver Canucks have signed unrestricted free-agent goaltender Ryan Miller to a three-year contract worth an average annual value of $6 million.

Miller was traded to the St. Louis Blues at the 2014 trade deadline after spending the first 11 years of his career with the Buffalo Sabres. The 33-year-old had a record of 25-30-4 with a 2.64 goals against average and a .918 save percentage over 59 combined games with the Sabres and Blues in 2013-2014.

After a disappointing first round exit against the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced that Brian Elliott and Jake Allen would be the Blues' goaltending tandem next season, leaving Miller as the odd man out.

The American is coming off the final year of a five-year contract that had an average annual value of $6.250 million. He won the 2010 Vezina Trophy and took home a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics.

In 559 career games, Miller has a 294-194-57 record with a 2.59 GAA and .915 save percentage with 29 shutouts. He was originally selected by Buffalo in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
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Post by Boston Canucker » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:25 am

It's one more year of term and about a 1 million more per year than I would have liked to see, but I guess it's not that far off. Markstrom goes to the minors. It should shore up the nets, which is important, so it seems like a solid move, nothing to do backflips over though.

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Post by DonCherry4PM » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:25 am

Really question the intelligence of this move. 3 years at 6 million really seems over the top for where the team is right now. Hopefully doesn't turn into another luongo situation if Lack continues to improve. Guess the monster is going to get traded for next to nothing or waived for nothing. I was really hoping that they would sign hiller as a stopgap for 2 years at a much lower cap hit.

We will see how this plays out and I don't want to make any knee-jerk reactions, but right now not enthused about this.
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Re: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

Post by Madcombinepilot » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:29 am

It was a nessesary signing. We were looking at either Hiller or Miller.

It really didn't matter to me who it was. Either guy was going to get a million too much. 3 years is acceptable.
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Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:29 am

If you want a goalie that has back stopped a team for the race to the bottom for several consecutive years then you want Miller :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

Post by The Brown Wizard » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:31 am

Miller sucks giant hairy balls. What the fuck?

Lack is ALREADY better than scrawny luongo 2.0 and I'd wager markstrom is about on par.

The new goal must be 17th best in the NHL ffs.

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Post by The Brown Wizard » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:32 am

Hockey Widow wrote:If you want a goalie that has back stopped a team for the race to the bottom for several consecutive years then you want Miller :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by the Dogsalmon » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:33 am

I wonder what number McDavid will wear as a Canuck?

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Post by SKYO » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:34 am

Fuck yeah, iggy next.
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Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:Miller sucks giant hairy balls. What the fuck?

Lack is ALREADY better than scrawny luongo 2.0 and I'd wager markstrom is about on par.

The new goal must be 17th best in the NHL ffs.

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Post by ORCA » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 am

Sorry Doc, I'll turf my thread.

Food For Thought: Would Vancouver's "rebuild" with Miller in net look like Calgary's "rebuild" with Kipper in net? (ie. Limbo for a decade) I hope not.
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Post by The Brown Wizard » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:37 am

Neither is Miller if you've been watching :scowl:
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Post by Madcombinepilot » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:37 am

Hiller went to the flames for 4.5 for 2 years..

I would rather have had that contract.
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Post by The Brown Wizard » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:Hiller went to the flames for 4.5 for 2 years..

I would rather have had that contract.
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Re: CANUCKS SIGN RYAN MILLER

Post by Strangelove » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:Miller sucks giant hairy balls. What the fuck?

Lack is ALREADY better than scrawny luongo 2.0 and I'd wager markstrom is about on par.
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