Ryan Miller backstopped the 2010 U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team to a silver medal in Vancouver, and was named the MVP of those Olympic Games. It came down to the wire, but Miller and Team U.S.A dropped the gold medal game to Canada, losing 2-1 in overtime. Having been named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Miller’s faced a lot of questions about Vancouver.
Via Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, this is what Miller’s response was to a particular question about his 2010 MVP award:
Ryan Miller on what his 2010 Olympic MVP award means for Sochi: “It’s not like I can stack it behind me in net. It won’t deflect pucks.”
— Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) February 5, 2014
The U.S. has yet to name their No. 1 goaltender for Sochi, but the race figures to be between Miller and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, who was America’s third-string goalie in 2010, while Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings) will likely be relegated to third on the depth chart for the 2014 games.
Still, it’s good to see that Miller is (at least on the surface) focusing on the upcoming Olympics, and trying to put the ghosts of Vancouver to rest.