Ryan Miller G VAN 26 Days

Ryan Miller didn't mesh with goaltending coach Corey Hirsch in St. Louis, but the veteran keeper feels that he is coachable.

"I'm open to being coached but I'm a little bit more stubborn in that you're going to have to really explain to me why it's going to work for me," Miller said. "I'm going to push back. If they are a good teacher, they're going to push back and ... we're going to have a great relationship." Some work was attempted to try to push him deeper into the net to clean up his technique, but it didn't work out well when he played with the Blues. Vancouver goalie coach, Rollie Melanson, is expected to take a similar approach.

Ryan Miller G VAN 27 Days

Ryan Miller has signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Ryan Miller G VAN 28 Days

Ryan Miller is in Vancouver and is expected to talk to GM Jim Benning.

The unrestricted free agent was signed by Benning in Buffalo as Benning insisted on taking him in the fifth round of the 1999 Draft. Miller was dealt this season from Buffalo to St. Louis but the Blues allowed him to walk as they decided to go with Brian Elliott and Jake Allen between the pipes. Miller was 25-29-4 this season with a 2.64 GAA and a .918 save percentage.

Ryan Miller G VAN 2 Months

Ryan Miller wants to sign with a serious Stanley Cup contender over the summer.

In other words, he's not going back to Buffalo. The Anaheim Ducks should be considered one of his more likely destinations, although the Vancouver Canucks are also a possibility. While the Canucks seem to be in a transitional phase right now, Miller does have a connection with Jim Benning, who is expected to take over as Vancouver's general manager. Benning has been credited with drafting Miller when he was the director of amateur scouting in Buffalo.

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Although Ryan Miller will test the unrestricted free agent market, the Buffalo Sabres probably won't try to bring him back.

The Sabres are still firmly in a rebuild. Miller wouldn't be enough to help them make the playoffs in the short-term and might be well into his decline before the Sabres do assemble a team capable of competing. Miller has had some great seasons with Buffalo, but he's probably played in his last game with the team.

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Despite the fact the Blues have decided against offering him a long-term contract, Ryan Miller is unlikely to end up with the Sharks next season.

It's been speculated that Miller may wish to sign with a team on the West Coast when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, but San Jose GM Doug Wilson's offseason strategy seems unlikely to include a big ticket netminder, as he should be more focused on shoring up other areas of his roster.

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Ryan Miller probably won't be traded by St. Louis before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

If the Blues were to deal Miller prior to the June 27 draft then the Buffalo Sabres would get their 2014 first rounder. Should Miller be traded after the Blues make their first-round choice and before free agency opens then the 2016 third-round pick becomes a 2016 second-round selection. The Blues decided to let Miller test the market as a free agent in July, so they re-signed Brian Elliott to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. "We took a calculated gamble of bringing in Ryan, and we didn't have the success that we needed as an organization ... certainly not all reflective on Ryan," said GM Doug Armstrong. "It's a team game and as an organization we are responsible." Miller will be free to sign anywhere he's needed on July 1.

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It seems all but certain that Ryan Miller will not be playing for the St. Louis Blues in 2014-15.

Brian Elliott's three-year, $7.5 million extension was a signal that the Blues have other plans. The Blues plan to have Elliott compete with Jake Allen for the starting gig. Miller will be a highly sought after free agent, even if his playoff run with the Blues lasted just one round.

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The St. Louis Blues' acquisition of Ryan Miller didn't pay off dividends, as they lost in six games in the first round for another year (this time to the Chicago Blackhawks).

Miller gave up five goals on 27 shots in being clearly out-shined by Corey Crawford. His overall work was middling at best with the Blues and likely cost himself a good deal of money in unrestricted free agency. He went 2-4 in the playoffs and 10-8-1 in the regular season with the Blues and his individual numbers were mediocre at best.

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The St. Louis Blues are hoping Ryan Miller will be a hero in Game 6 on Sunday.

The Blues are down 3-2 in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks. "We're probably gonna have to steal a game to bring this thing back, so he's gonna have to be part of the steal. He's gonna have to be one of the robbers," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said of Miller. "He's gonna have to be a big player for us. We know that. He knows that." Miller is certainly capable of that, although the Blackhawks won't make it easy. He has a 2.32 GAA and .911 save percentage in five playoff games.