Do the Penguins have a goaltender problem or a back-up goaltender problem? I think they have a back-up goalie issue but was shocked to see some Pens' fans fantasize about picking up Ryan Miller.
The St. Louis Blues have elected to let Ryan Miller go to free-agency. The Blues acquired Miller and Steve Ott in late February from the Buffalo Sabres for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016. (USA) Turns out he was a rental.
Miller has long made it clear long made it clear that he’d welcome a move to Southern California to make life easier for his wife, actress Noureen DeWulf. Do any of the California teams need him?
Should the Penguins explore a deal with Miller? How would a Miller/Fleury pairing even look?
Wait....No one is suggesting the Penguins give up Fleury….right?
Who is even available? Tim Thomas can still play but he isn't a starter. Al Montoya is available….and I’m moving on. Chad Johnson has posted a .926 save percentage this year with the Boston Bruins. Jonas Hiller's last three seasons haven't exactly been elite but he's a FA. Jeff Zatkoff did a commendable job but isn't a starter. Vokoun has his health to consider. There are a handful of others but arguably none better than Fleury.
Ryan Miller has been a good goaltender. Miller was, at times, the lone bright spot on a dismal Sabre’s squad. He is an Olympic Silver Medal goalie. He started strong with the Blues but became inconsistent and unreliable. He couldn't get the job done, going 2-4 with a 2.70 GAA and a brutal .897 save percentage in a first-round loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Is Miller who you’d replace MAF with?