Listen: Jeremy Davis Joins TSN 1040 to Discuss Ryan Miller’s Workload


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For two-plus seasons now Jeremy Davis has been providing you, the readers, with well thought out, researched and measured content, mostly in print. Today, Davis hit the airwaves to discuss his recent article on Ryan Miller and the extent to which his workload impacts his ability to provide the Canucks with solid netminding.

Starting at just around the two-minute mark, you can hear Davis explain what went into his article and why exactly the Canucks should roll back Miller’s starts in favour of a more even split with Jacob Markstrom. It’s well worth your time, and I’ve provided an embedded audio clip with the interview in its entirety for you on the other side of the jump.

  • Bud Poile

    The stats cannot reflect the quality of opponents Miller faces so the numbers are skewed.

    Markstrom was slated to start 50 games this year and that is simply not happening.Even with the heavier workload against higher quality teams management are still going with Miller in net because they have decided he gives the team the best chance to win.

    • Freud

      Jezzus Bud, it’s at the beginning of Jeremy’s piece. On September 19, 2016, Jim Benning announced, without anyone even asking, “Ryan Miller is our number one goalie. Let’s make no mistake about that.” How does that mean Markstorm was slated to play 50 games this year? You’re making things up.

      There is ample evidence better teams do not generate more scoring chances per shot, but rather generate more shots, therefore, more scoring chances. So, there is no basis for your ignorant statement that better opponents skew numbers.

      But, if you want to continue to go down that road, Jeremy broke down Miller’s save % according to high/medium and low danger shot locations. So, again you’re shamelessly making things up.

  • Pat Quinn Way

    This whole overplaying Miller-gate scenario is hardly a revelation when the player himself said after returning from injury “The injury I had was kind of a fatigue-type injury, it was something that comes up if you have fatigue”.

    However, what hasn’t been touched on by anyone is the fact that with Miller himself admitting he needs rest and the media magnifying the situation – what team in their right mind is going to consider sending draft picks to Vancouver for a goalie they know cannot be depended upon to help them win a best-of-seven series playing every other night in the playoffs?

    This just sucks for us after last years trade deadline fiasco, and the only way i see Miller bringing any return before he walks away for nothing is ‘if’ Quick doesn’t make it back and LA take a risky punt on Ryan as a back up!

    Either way, this is another pending PR and asset management disaster in the making isn’t it…