Ten Players To Watch This Season

from the CP at The Hockey News, The 2014-15 NHL season opens Oct. 8. Here are 10 players fans should keep an eye on: P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens Subban starts a US$72-million, eight-year contract hoping nothing changes in the way teammates and coach Michel Therrien looks at him. But that price tag comes with lofty expectations, whether or not the 2013 Norris Trophy...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings

Our Chris Meaney, Mike Omelan and Esten McLaren bring you their consensus 2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings Overall | Left Wing | Center | Right Wing | Defense | Goalie ConsensusPlayerTeamChrisEstenMike 1Tuukka RaskBOS111 2Jonathan QuickLA332 3Carey PriceMON244 4Henrik LundqvistNYR425 5Ben BishopTB673 6Sergei BobrovskyCLS766 7Corey CrawfordCHI5117...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' Miller, Eriksson team to blank Flames

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Ryan Miller and Joacim Eriksson teamed for a shutout and Henrik Sedin had three assists in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-0 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Miller made seven saves in the first 30:32, and Eriksson stopped the final 11 shots. Linden Vey, Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata scored power-play goals for the Canucks...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 St. Louis Blues Preview: Unproven Goaltending Tandem A Concern

The St. Louis Blues were hoping the trade-deadline acquisition of former Vezina Trophy-winning goalie Ryan Miller would help them reach the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, but the move turned out to be a disaster. Miller struggled at the end of the regular season and in the Blues’ six-game Round 1 playoff series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He left the team in free agency to join the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Prospects that have a chance to crack the lineup

Almost Time! Vancouver Canucks potentials recently took to the ice against the Edmonton Oilers hopefuls as part of the Young Stars Classic in Penticton BC.  Over the course of the four-day event, the Canucks, along with the Oilers, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets, will take to the ice for three games apiece, highlighting the future talent for each respective club. Let’s face...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Vancouver Canucks Preview: Offseason Changes Won’t Result In Playoff Appearance

The Vancouver Canucks went through a disastrous 2013-14 campaign that saw them finish 12th in the Western Conference standings, which snapped the team’s postseason appearance streak at five seasons. As a result of the poor finish, Vancouver fired head coach John Tortorella and general manager Mike Gillis, and replaced them with Willie Desjardins and Jim Benning, respectively. The...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharp drop in interest for Canucks tickets

How are hockey fans in Vancouver responding to the team’s current rebuilding effort? Not positively, according to a report seen on News 1130. In an interview with a major ticket broker from Vancouver Ticket, interest in Canucks tickets has taken a sharp drop. The specific broker cites that drop being as steep as 40%. Here’s the quote from the broker: “Right now there is no...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Ryan Miller looks weird in a Canucks sweater

This is going to look weird, Buffalo fans. Here’s Ryan Miller wearing his Vancouver Canucks uniform. Ready to feel weird…? #Sabres pic.twitter.com/dxJJBD6HtH — Duffy on WCMF (@DuffyOnWCMF) September 2, 2014
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Ryan Miller in a Canucks uniform

This is going to look weird, Buffalo fans. Here’s Ryan Miller wearing his Vancouver Canucks uniform. Ready to feel weird…? #Sabres pic.twitter.com/dxJJBD6HtH — Duffy on WCMF (@DuffyOnWCMF) September 2, 2014
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Miller Ready For Vancouver?

Ryan Miller is announced as the new goalie for the Vancouver Canucks during a press conference on Tuesday, July 1 at Rogers on July 1, 2014.Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider , PNGThe Vancouver Canucks are no strangers to drama when it comes to manning the crease for their organization. The Canucks had to deal with the soap opera that was Roberto Luongo and his unmovable contract...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL goalie market still active

Since July 1, 11 unrestricted free-agent goalies have signed for almost $40 million, with the lion’s share of that money — $18 million — going to Ryan Miller of the Canucks over three years. Most of the rest have signed one- or two-year deals for around $1 million. Here’s a look at some goalies who are still available: Martin Brodeur The sure-fire hall of famer is 42 and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 21, 2014  |  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...
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July 02, 2014  |  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...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Ryan Miller Win In Vancouver?

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Is Miller the answer? He couldn’t help the St. Louis Blues get out of the opening playoff round against the Chicago Blackhawks. Miller actually had a better time of it at the start of the season, playing for the Buffalo Sabres, where he put up a .923 save percentage on a 15-22-3 record and a 2.72 GAA – decent numbers considering...
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July 01, 2014  |  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...
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July 01, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  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
July 01, 2014  |  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
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July 01, 2014  |  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
June 30, 2014  |  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
June 30, 2014  |  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...
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June 28, 2014  |  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
June 25, 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...
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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...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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