*Buzzsaw* Posted January 20, 2016 Share Posted January 20, 2016 I'm a fan of Ryan Miller. I think he has done what he was paid for over this and the last season, been a excellent interim goalie on a re-tooling team, he has stolen far more games than he has lost... and when he has lost games, it is usually because he has been over-played and is burnt out. And he has allowed our backups to develop without pressure. Miller has just had two great games... with a huge number of shots directed his way... he has had a WORKOUT. The temptation is to put this guy in for the next one. DON'T DO IT. He is an older goaltender, he has just had two very demanding games the last of which has to be a big disappointment, and he needs time to recover and reset. Markstrom should start the next game. Why? Besides the above reasons, he is also playing very well and the Canucks stand to lose nothing, in fact they stand to gain two ways... One, Miller gets a rest and a chance to reset, and Two, Markstrom gets to continue his development. If Miller is played again, I think there is a good chance he will either have a letdown in performance, or he will get injured again. WD needs to balance his goaltending chores and use his strength in this position wisely. Two many times last season and this one Miller has been overplayed and the result has been less than optimum performance and worse, injuries. Time to let Markstrom put on his own show for the next or next couple games. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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