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When the Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider and then Roberto Luongo in recent seasons, there were questions about who their current goalie, let alone goalie of the future, would be. Eddie Lack appeared to have the job lined up but then he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2015 NHL Draft.
That left the job to Ryan Miller, in his second season with the Canucks. Miller missed time last season with a knee injury and was 29-15-1 with six shutouts, a 2.53 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in 45 games. This season, he's started 17 of 20 games, but only has five wins (5-7-5). His save percentage is identical to a season ago, and his goals-against average is very close (2.51).
Miller is owned in 89 percent of Yahoo leagues, mainly because he's a No. 1 goalie, but for how long will that last? Vancouver opted to keep backup Jacob Markstrom over Lack. Markstrom was injured in preseason and has allowed seven goals (three at even strength) in two games this season (1-0-1) but will definitely see more action.