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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks acquired a new top-tier goaltender Tuesday, signing free agent Ryan Miller to a three-year dea

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks acquired a new top-tier goaltender Tuesday, signing free agent Ryan Miller to a three-year deal worth US$18 million. Tyler Boyd Jersey . The Canucks needed a proven netminder after trading Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo in the past 13 months and missing the playoffs this season. Miller was seen as the best goalie on the free-agent market. "I felt it was important to get a goalie with experience," said Canucks general manager Jim Benning. "Over the years hes played a lot of games. He gives us that experience that we need." Benning is familiar with the 33-year-old Miller, having worked in Buffalos scouting department when the Sabres drafted the player in 1999. "Hes intense and focused," said Benning. "Our younger players are going to see the way he works in practice, how hard be practises. Its going to make them better players." The St. Louis Blues acquired Miller from Buffalo in February, hoping he could lead them deep into the playoffs. But the club was eliminated by the Blackhawks in the first round after Miller allowed 19 goals and posted a lacklustre .897 save percentage. He posted a 25-30-4 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and .918 save percentage this season. He has 294 wins, a 2.59 GAA with a .915 save percentage in 559 career NHL games. Despite his experience, Miller said he always sees himself as a work in progress. "I think Im still developing into the best player I can be," he said. "I take that part of hockey seriously, finding new things to add my game and taking consideration and coaching from other people." Miller said he has a fondness for Vancouver, especially after playing for the U.S. during the 2010 Winter Games. Sidney Crosby scored on Miller in overtime to lead Canada to victory in the Olympic gold-medal game at Rogers Arena. "Ive had a chance to experience Vancouver over the years and have always been blown away by the amount of support the fans the fans bring out and how great the crowds have been, also how kind the people have treated me over the years, especially during the Olympics," he said. "Its a great city for hockey, a great city to live in," he added. Benning has been busy over the past few days after trading forward Ryan Kesler just prior to the NHL draft. Its all part of a major rebuild for the Canucks, who have a new president in Trevor Linden, a new GM in Benning and a new coach in Willie Desjardins. Nick Vigil Jersey . Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also accused Pistorius of tailoring his testimony to fit the evidence at the scene. Pistorius denied the accusations. Nel alleged that the Olympic runner changed his aim with his 9 mm pistol to ensure that he hit Steenkamp as she fell back against a magazine rack in a toilet cubicle. Jordan Willis Jersey . 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David Horsey of England was also on 5 under through 15 holes to join Warren atop the leaderboard before play was stopped.ANAHEIM, Calif. - With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at home with the flu, the New York Islanders couldnt have asked for a better opportunity to snag two points from the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks.John Tavares made sure the Isles took advantage of the absence of his Canadian Olympic teammates in a skid-snapping win.Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and New York ended its three-game slump with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Ducks on Wednesday night.Getzlaf and NHL goals leader Perry were sent home before the game, leaving the league-leading Ducks to open a four-game homestand without their two best skaters and their top two goalies, who have also been fighting injuries.The Islanders seized the chance with a big game from Tavares, who also scored in the opening minutes.We didnt even talk about it, to be honest, Tavares said of the Ducks absences. Its a deep team over there, and theyre a great hockey team for a number of reasons. Obviously, (Getzlaf and Perry) are a big part of it, but we just talked a lot about what we had to do, and the areas where we wanted to be more effective.Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves and Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who blew an early two-goal lead in their third stop on a five-game trip.After Sami Vatanen was sent off for elbowing in the Ducks offensive zone in overtime, Tavares long shot apparently deflected off Ryan Keslers stick for his sixth goal.It was good luck for us, Halak said. We need points, and we need to win games after being in a little slump. ... It was a big win for us, even though they didnt have their two best offensive guys.Jason LaBarbera stopped 33 shots in his second appearance for Anaheim. Matt Beleskey and Emerson Etem scored second-period goals for the Ducks, who had won 10 of 12.Even with their biggest stars at home, the Ducks were dismayed by a dismal start before a strong finish.We expect too much in here to be satisfied in our home building with this result with the group that we have, defenceman Cam Fowler said. C.J. Uzomah Jersey. (The comeback) shows that were a resilient group, but thats going to run out at some point. Weve got to start out and get the lead and keep it. ... Those are two leaders that are very vocal in our room, so theyre always missed. But we have other guys who need to step up.Getzlaf and Perry have been staples in the Ducks lineup since the 2005-06 season. They hadnt missed the same game due to injury since March 28, 2008, a span of 471 regular-season games and 45 playoff contests, although they were healthy scratches together in last seasons finale.Theyre two of the best players in the world, Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. Youre going to miss them. The biggest challenge is finding line combinations, but weve always prided ourselves on depth. This gave guys an opportunity to step up.LaBarbera filled in capably for Frederik Andersen, who was healthy enough to be a backup after missing Anaheims last game with leg tightness. Backup John Gibson will be sidelined by a groin injury for six weeks.Tavares put the Islanders ahead just 3:38 in, and Okposo scored 10 seconds into the second period on a power play.Beleskey trimmed the lead with a power-play goal set up by tic-tac-toe passing.We havent been getting a lot of bounces, Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic said. That one that we gave up on the kill, thats the way goals have been going in against us. You just try to work through it.Anaheim recording 11 consecutive shots at one point in the second period before Etem evened it with a low shot through Devante Smith-Pellys legs.NOTES: The Ducks nearly took the lead early in the third when Hamonic slid into the New York net with the puck, but a lengthy video replay determined it never crossed the line. ... New York hasnt allowed fewer than two goals in any game this season. ... Islanders forward Casey Cizikas was scratched for the first time this season after 11 scoreless games. Eric Boulton made his season debut. Defenceman Brian Strait also was scratched for the second straight game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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