Miller watch is over!
It has been announced that Ryan Miller has signed with the Vancouver Canucks for three years, worth $18M.
Predicting where Ryan Miller was going to land was almost impossible. After a disappointing season last year with the Buffalo Sabres, Miller, along with captain Steve Ott, was traded to the St. Louis Blues, where he would have a better chance at winning a Stanley Cup.
The Blues, however, were victims of a early first round knockout, where Miller’s chance at the Cup was cut short.
Miller made it very clear he was not interested in re-signing with the Blues.
At 33 years of age, it was obvious that Miller’s preferred destination would be to a team that is considered a cup contender, which is why it’s surprising that he decided to sign with the Vancouver Canucks.
Ever since losing to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Canucks have declined drastically. In 2012, the Canucks lost in the first round to the Kings. In 2013, the Canucks lost in the first round to the Sharks. In 2014, the Canucks didn’t even qualify to play in the playoffs.
Ryan Miller is definitely an upgrade for the Canucks, however the Canucks have some more growing to do before they’re considered cup contenders.
Miller will be 36, almost 37 by the time his contract is up with the Canucks. Miller’s Stanley Cup window is quickly closing, which is why this could be considered a questionable move for Miller.
Ironically, by signing with Vancouver, Miller returns to the scene of the Sidney Crosby 2010 Olympics golden goal.