Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Miller Enjoying Good Year


The Buffalo Sabres are in British Columbia to take on the Vancouver Canucks, and it will be the first time the team faces former goaltender Ryan Miller in a professional hockey game.

Wouldn’t it be phenomenal for the Buffalo Sabres to end their thirteen game losing streak against Ryan Miller?

This isn’t the first chance that Miller had to play against his former team, but he opted not to play against them as a member of the St. Louis Blues last season, just over a month after being traded by the Sabres.

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  • Miller is having a good year with the Canucks, appearing in 35 games for them so far this season, amassing a 23-11-1 record with a .917 save percentage.

    Certainly there will be a lot of media attention surrounding Ryan Miller regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game, goals he let in, possible shutout (too soon to jinx him by using the s word?) anything that will related to the fact that Ryan Miller spent twelve years wearing the crest of the team that he just faced.

    Of course playing against his former team isn’t the only thing on Ryan Miller’s mind, he is also an expecting father.  Congrats to Miller and his wife on the addition to their family.   Noreen is due in March, and is in Vancouver with Miller, who says the couple will welcome in their newest addition while in Vancouver.

    With the help of Ryan Miller, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting nicely in the top three of their division, tied with the Calgary Flames in points, the Flames who hold the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.  Is Ryan Miller enough of a piece of the puzzle to push the Canucks into playoff success?

    The Canucks sat idle last night as the Sabres lost to the Edmonton Oilers, taking in their next opponent while trying to snap a losing streak of their own.  The Vancouver Canucks are losers of their last two hockey games, dropping contests to the Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning.  The Ducks loss weighing heavy on the Canucks, as it was an ugly 4-0 loss.

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    The Vancouver Canucks are not standing idly by however letting the team in its current state dictate the future of the franchise.  Last night they teamed up with the Chicago Blackhawks to trade minor league defenseman.  Newest Vancouver Canuck Adam Clendening joins the team while they send 18 year old prospect to the Blackhawks.

    The Vancouver Canucks need a trade to help solidify their push for playoff contention, although the addition of Adam Clendening might not be exactly what they were looking for in Canucks Nation.

    A strong organizational depth is available to the Vancouver Canucks, with a strong team in the Utica Comets feeding the future.

    The Buffalo Sabres could find success against the Vancouver Canucks, one of hockey’s lightest teams, if the Sabres want to get overly physical with the Canucks, you might have a shot.  The Ducks kept the Vancouver based hockey club to just seven shots over the last two periods.

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