The Canucks Off-season So Far

  Today we are going to review what the Vancouver Canucks have been up to since July 1st. Lets start with the big fish, Ryan Miller. Miller signed a 3 year 18 million dollar contract. I never thought I would ever been saying those words. The long time Buffalo Sabres goalie joins the Canucks just a few months […]
Via The Hockey Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Markstrom Requesting A Trade

Jason Botchford is reporting that Markstrom asked to be traded after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller on July 1. Jim Benning said today: “That situation could work itself out over the summer. The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for Jacob. But if that doesn’t happen, Jacob comes to camp. He has a good attitude. He understands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Find Offensive Threat in Radim Vrbata

#484363571 / gettyimages.com With the dust settling on NHL free agency the Vancouver Canucks say they are, for the most part, done. The signing of goaltender Ryan Miller gives the hope to their needs in the net and the focus will be on finalizing the contracts for restricted free agents Christopher Tanev and Linden Vey. On opening day of free agency, Vancouver was aiming to sign...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What Signing Thomas Vanek Means for Minnesota

#494771405 / gettyimages.com Today was free agency frenzy day in the NHL and many teams made their mark. The Canucks signed Ryan Miller. The Stars traded for Jason Spezza. The Blues signed Paul Stastny. The Wild, on the other hand, had a quiet day. They lost both Clayton Stoner and Matt Moulson. They weren’t able to lure Jarome Iginla or Matt Niskanen, two stars they were eyeing...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata Picks Vancouver As His Next Destination

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, Dollar signs and a starting role sold Ryan Miller on plunging head first into the Vancouver fishbowl. A suitable contract with sufficient term, style of play and projected linemates would determine whether unrestricted free agent Radim Vrbata would choose the Canucks or other serious suitors like the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller May Have His Ups And Downs In Vancouver

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, Now with Luongo, Jacob Markstrom, Eddie Lack and Miller all on the payroll, the Canucks are set to spend $9.15 million on goalies next season. Some things never change. Miller does have comfort with Jim Benning, who drafted him. It won’t be easy in Van City. Especially when his backup is set to be the impossible-to...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Ryan Miller to three-year, $18 million contract

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The free agency frenzy hasn’t been active for long and we’ve already seen some big names make a home with a new team.  Paul Stastny moved from the Colorado Avalanche to the St. Louis Blues in a deal worth $28 million. Now, one of the best goaltenders available is already off the market.  Ryan Miller, formerly f the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis...
Via Around The Rink
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks reach three-year deal for goalie Ryan Miller

getty images The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Ryan Miller to a three-year deal. Miller, 30, signed his deal on the first day of free agency earning a annual salary of $6 million. The total value is three years for $18 million. Last year Miller was traded from the Buffalo Sabres to the St. Louis Blues. He had just  .918 save percentage. Ryan Miller's deal with VAN is...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller signed by Canucks

(Jasen Vinlove-USA Today Sports)The goaltending issues in Vancouver appear to have finally ended, as the team announced that they have signed the top goalie on the free agent market, Ryan Miller, to a 3-year, $18 million contract. It was fun to watch the Canucks dig themselves into a deeper and deeper hole as they traded away two starting goalies and send the team spiraling to the...
Via BruinsLife
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Sign Miller by   Curtis Morrison

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Ryan Miller in this year’s free agency frenzy, giving the veteran tender a contract worth 18 million dollars over 3 years. Miller spent the past season split between the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues. After the Sabres had a poor start to the year (not to mention a poor finish once Miller [...]
Via The Hockey House
22 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues sign Paul Stastny to four-year deal

St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny, 28, had 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists) for the Colorado Avalanche last season.  He also had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven postseason games. Stastny has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Avalanche accumulating 458 points...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Ryan Miller to Vancouver Canucks

The top unrestricted free agent goaltender available is St. Louis Blues Ryan Miller. Miller is coming off a $6.25 million average annual contract and is looking for a new team. The St. Louis Blues said Brian Elliott and Jake Allen are going to be their goalies for next season, leaving Miller as the odd goalie out. The Blues need to conserve their cap space for pursuing free agent center Paul
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Miller In Vancouver ‘Being Wooed’ By Canucks

There aren’t many NHL teams in the market for a No. 1 goaltender, but the Vancouver Canucks apparently feel they could make an upgrade between the pipes. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Sunday night that unrestricted free agent goaltender Ryan Miller was in Vancouver where Miller was “being wooed” by the Canucks. The Canucks already have a pair of goaltenders under contract...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller 'being wooed' by Canucks in Vancouver

When looking at the goaltending market, it would appear to be Ryan Miller and everybody else. The problem is he's still a No. 1 goaltender but there aren't many teams that are in need of one. It's been difficult to find any potential landing spots for Miller now that the Blues decided not to re-sign him with Vancouver being one of the recurring potential destinations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Now The Work Starts

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, So now we move from draft mode to free agency mode, and there are some teams that have work to do between now and when the market opens for unrestricted free agents on July 1. St. Louis Blues Got to hand it to Blues GM Doug Armstrong, he isn't afraid to get back on the horse after taking a tumble. The Blues, of course, made a significant...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks contact Ryan Miller, Bolland

If the Vancouver Canucks want to make a big splash in free agency, then targeting the best available goaltender would be a step towards that. According to Vancouver radio station News1130 Sports, the team has contacted the agent for unrestricted free agent Ryan Miller. Free agency doesn’t officially open until July 1, but a negotiating window opened Wednesday, allowing teams...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Discussing the infatuation over Jason Spezza

If you’ve been following any Blues fans on social media or if you’ve stopped by any Blues message boards, you’ve probably been bombarded with one name – Jason Spezza. The forward has been linked to the Blues in a variety of sources and it’s reported that his list of teams includes St. Louis. Spezza seems like a perfect fit for the Blues, but it’s unclear what the price...
Via Frozen Notes
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-Season Plan For The St. Louis Blues

from Scott Cullen of TSN, If there was one area of concern, it might have been goaltending, as the Blues finished the year with a .913 save percentage, tied for 13th. They traded for Ryan Miller, in the hopes that he would be the answer, but Miller posted a .901 save percentage in 25 (regular season plus playoff) games with the Blues, which didn't alleviate goaltending concerns...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is There Any Saving The Buffalo Sabres?

#480952143 / gettyimages.com The Buffalo Sabres were the worst team in hockey this year. In fact they were one of the worst hockey teams of any NHL season. With a measly 52 points they were the only team to lose over 50 games, and their -91 goal differential was by far the worst in the league. Sabres general manager Tim Murray called the last place finish, “unacceptable,” and...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues’ Latest Coaching Staff Edition Should Make Ryan Miller Feel More At Home

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Michael Miller / Creative Commons The latest edition to round out the St. Louis Blues coaching staff should make goalie Ryan Miller feel at home. Jim Corsi was the goalie coach of the Sabres for over 16 years and has been a mentor for Miller throughout his career. Corsi has more than 20 years of experience in hockey, including one season as a goalie...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues complete staff with hiring of goalie coach Jim Corsi

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues have named Jim Corsi as their goaltending coach, filling the last remaining spot on the coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday morning. Corsi, who spent the past 16 seasons as the goaltending coach for the Buffalo Sabres, follows the announcement two weeks ago that Kirk Muller would be joining the Blues' coaching staff as an assistant. Corsi and Muller...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks' and Sharks' not interested in Goalie Ryan Miller

It is being reported that the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks are not interested in signing goaltender Ryan Miller.Michael Miller-Wikimedia CommonsMiller and forward Steve Ott were traded by Buffalo just before the March trade deadline for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick.Miller...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Anaheim and San Jose not interested in Ryan Miller

Where will Ryan Miller end up? That’s the question hockey fans have been asking ever since the St. Louis Blues passed on Miller in favor of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen. One team Miller has been linked to since last year’s trade deadline is the Anaheim Ducks. San Jose is another organization believed to have interest. In other words, all signs have pointed to Miller heading for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Anaheim and San Jose not interested in Ryan Miller

Where will Ryan Miller end up? That’s the question hockey fans have been asking ever since the St. Louis Blues passed on Miller in favor of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen. One team Miller has been linked to since last year’s trade deadline is the Anaheim Ducks. San Jose is another organization believed to have interest. In other words, all signs have pointed to Miller heading for...
Via Bloguin Best
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks are going to make a bid for Ryan Miller

Since we can cross the St. Louis Blues off Ryan Miller’s list, here are some other teams with which the 33-year-old goalie could sign as an unrestricted free agent this summer: — Anaheim Ducks. Probably the favorite option. It’s been widely speculated that Miller wants to play in California in order to be closer to his actress wife, Noureen DeWulf. It’s also thought Miller...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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