JT Miller deserves credit for leading by example on Thursday night: Canucks Conversation

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On Friday’s episode of Canucks Conversation, Chris Faber and David Quadrelli broke down all the latest surrounding the Vancouver Canucks.
Of course, that also meant that they had to talk even more about Thursday night’s loss in Tampa Bay. The loss to the Lightning marked one of Tyler Myers’ worst games as a Canuck — and Canucks fans all over the internet were quick to point it out.
While the guys did talk about Myers, they tried to each pick a positive from the game. Faber talked about the overall effort that Tocchet spoke about post game, and Quads talked about JT Miller’s strong game.
Miller picked up an assist on Brock Boeser’s goal to cap a strong shift in which Miller won multiple board battles and anticipated well to steal the puck from the Tampa Bay blue liners. Here’s what’s Quads had to say:
“JT Miller was fantastic last night. He was so good on the forecheck and he was so solid in all three zones. The way he set up Brock Boeser, he really anticipated that play well and he really kept his feet moving. With Miller, whenever he criticizes himself, he always says stuff like ‘I know what I have to do, I just need to keep my feet moving.’ that kind of thing. And I really aw it last night, and that’s the kind of bounce back you want from a leader of this team. I just thought it was a very good statement game for JT Miller. Like, that’s the player they wanted when they extended him, that’s the player they thought they were getting. Yes, it was really alarming to see how checked out he was last year — especially on backcheck and all that — but those are the non-negotiables that Tocchet now speaks about.”
“And what did we talk about yesterday? We wanted one of these guys that are part of the leadership group to step up and send a message after a loss, and I think JT Miller was that guy,” added Faber. “He was that guy. When push came to shove, at least JT Miller showed up yesterday — and not only show up, but step up. I thought he had a great game.”
Today’s full episode is out now wherever you get your podcasts, and you can watch a full replay of the show below!

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And in case you missed it yesterday, Abbotsford Canucks forward Tristen Nielsen joined the show for a near-15-minute conversation ahead of the AHL club’s home opener this evening. Watch the interview below!

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