Friday, August 8, 2014

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 , PNG

The 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. They dealt with Cory Schneider sitting behind Luongo and wanting to be a starter.

Now both Luongo and Schneider have been dealt and the goaltending carousel continues with the recent signing of Ryan Miller. Miller signed a three-year contract worth $18-million after becoming a free agent at the end of last season.

There is no doubt that Miller has an extensive resume coming with him into Vancouver. Miller won the Hobey Baker while playing college hockey for Michigan State, he was voted the NHL's top goalie and won the Vezina Trophy in 2010, and was voted tournament MVP when he backstopped the United States to a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.