In a very brief interview ahead of a planned media availability for Tuesday, J.T. Miller spoke on the Canucks website about his new seven year contract.
“It’s a very easy decision to stay there, especially from a hockey standpoint,” Miller said. “We have a very good group of players and a good group of people, and I think when you put those together we can do some pretty special things. I think we’re just scratching the surface with our potential and … I think our expectations are to win the Stanley Cup. We want to be playing in the playoffs and competing for the Stanley Cup.”
Eyes on the prize.
By the way, thank you for turning here for your J.T. Miller Canucks coverage, we had plenty of it quickly, and thank you for reading the story about our pal and former NHL’er Mark Kirton who’s suffering from A.L.S.
Aldergrove, BC native Sarah Potomak had two assists in Team Canada’s 8-1 semi-final win over Switzerland at the IIHF Women’s Worlds. The Canadians out-shot the Swiss 56-6, eek! Sportsnet has a Canada vs. USA primer for Sunday’s Gold Medal game as Canada looks to defend its title. Women’s World Championships.
The NHL trade chatter was silent on this one, but did defenceman Jakob Chychrun nix a trade from the Arizona Coyotes to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2022 NHL Draft? Craig Morgan reports that Arizona sources say yes. The Blue Jackets deny it. Here’s the story on GoPHNX. Interesting since he doesn’t have a no-move clause.
Pacific Division Puck Fashions
Vegas Hockey Now: Did the Golden Knights retro jerseys leak? Owen Krepps has pictures of the new look Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Sheng Peng confirms the San Jose Sharks are going to look different this season with their California Golden Seals-inspired Reverse Retro jerseys. San Jose Sharks.
Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings invited prospect Ivan Ivan to the rookie tourney later this month. Yes, Ivan Ivan of the Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Hockey Now: Nick Suzuki, what an honour and potentially what a burden. It’ll take a little getting used to, the captaincy of the Canadiens. Suzuki talked about the pressure of the letter and of playing for the Montreal Canadiens.
Florida Hockey Now: How about some Atlantic Division power rankings. Who’s tops out, the Tampa Bay Lightning? The Toronto Maple Leafs? Hmm, the Florida Panthers.
Washington Hockey Now: Vladimir Putin’s apparent pal Alex Ovechkin has no trouble travelling to and from Russia. He’ll arrive in D.C. this week and start informal skates with the Washington Capitals.
Philly Hockey Now: Sam Carchidi writes that even if the Flyers don’t get the first-overall pick for the 2023 NHL Draft, Nos. 2 and 3 are generational players, too. He has four other major thoughts to share — Philadelphia Flyers.
More Canucks in just a wee bit — Enjoy Sunday!