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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Apr 30 @ 11:51 AM ET
Eklund: Ryan Miller: Hall of Fame or Not?
Eklblad
Florida Panthers
Location: Eklblad, AL
Joined: 03.29.2021

Apr 30 @ 11:57 AM ET
no
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Apr 30 @ 11:59 AM ET
Nope
KGBflyers10
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: United States, PA
Joined: 10.28.2007

Apr 30 @ 12:00 PM ET
He might get in eventually if no American goalie passes his win record. He also has a Vezina and an Olympic silver to his resume, but outside of that, I don't see it happening if we're already expecting Fleury, Loungo, and Lundqvist to be in the HoF one day.
Copper n Blue
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Omicron Persei 8
Joined: 11.04.2006

Apr 30 @ 12:01 PM ET
No offence to anyone, but that would be an awfully low bar for the hall of fame.
Sven22
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 12.24.2007

Apr 30 @ 12:09 PM ET
No.

Classic compiler. Above average for a very long time but only one truly outstanding season. Aside from his 2009-10 Vezina win he only had one other season in his career where he got any Vezina votes period (4 GMs had him third on their ballot in 2007).

There are a ton of both current and retired goaltenders (including a couple who have been hall eligible for a decent length of time) who have much stronger cases.
13of39
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 08.26.2018

Apr 30 @ 12:15 PM ET
Not the Hall of Very Good. US Hockey Hall of Fame? Sure. But THE Hockey HOF? No sir.
matty12345
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.11.2007

Apr 30 @ 12:15 PM ET
Sabres fan and I loved Miller when he played here, but I think he's a bit short everywhere of being in the hall.

Maybe if he won olympic gold, but he gave up an odd looking goal to the Kid.

Maybe if Buffalo had won the cup...but he lost a 2-1 lead in game 7 going into the third period against Carolina.

Maybe if he won two or three vezinas, but he won one.

Maybe if he had top 10 wins, but he is 14th.

All in all he was a very good goaltender, but this is a league full of very good goaltenders.


Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Apr 30 @ 12:19 PM ET
Eklund: Ryan Miller: Hall of Fame or Not?
- Eklund

Better question yet.....why isn't Bernie Nichols in the Hall of Fame
BorjeFan4Ever
Location: not the BigSmoke anymore
Joined: 10.29.2007

Apr 30 @ 12:23 PM ET
Eklund: Ryan Miller: Hall of Fame or Not?
- Eklund


Is Curtis Joseph in the HHoF?
TheBrownListerine
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Joined: 10.08.2020

Apr 30 @ 12:29 PM ET
No, and it's not even close. There are people still clinging to the idea that MAF isn't going to get in. If you're not owner of individual hardware or any Cups, then you have to be absolutely special. Miller even at his peak wasn't "special." He goes into the Hall of Pretty Good
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Apr 30 @ 12:34 PM ET
I'd say no.

he had one great season, and an incredible run in the olympics, but other than that he was only ever "pretty good".

Like someone else said.....for sure in the US hockey HOF (if there even is one, not sure), but not in the HHOF.
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Apr 30 @ 12:36 PM ET
Definately the American Hockey Hall of Fame. Not really sure about the Biggin.

He was an excellent goalie, but he wasn't a generational goalie like Roy or Dryden or Parent. He was a very good goalie on some not so good teams, but that doesn't bail him out when you look at the bigger picture.

All that said, if you include his career in college and contribution to college hockey in the United States, his AHL, NHL and international career, there is a real case. BUT, I still think he is on the outside of the border...but I wouldn't be upset if he went in.
TheBrownListerine
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Joined: 10.08.2020

Apr 30 @ 12:39 PM ET
Better question yet.....why isn't Bernie Nichols in the Hall of Fame
- Alexzanki

Not that I personally agree with this logic, but after the 1990 season there was an almost immediate flip of the switch. His production fell like a stone and never climbed remotely back up. He also has zero hardware and never was champion, if I recall. Just thinking of the arguments you'll run into.
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Apr 30 @ 12:40 PM ET
Definately the American Hockey Hall of Fame. Not really sure about the Biggin.

He was an excellent goalie, but he wasn't a generational goalie like Roy or Dryden or Parent. He was a very good goalie on some not so good teams, but that doesn't bail him out when you look at the bigger picture.

All that said, if you include his career in college and contribution to college hockey in the United States, his AHL, NHL and international career, there is a real case. BUT, I still think he is on the outside of the border...but I wouldn't be upset if he went in.

- wbon22


man, those buffalo teams he played on in the late 2000's were REALLY good teams....maybe later in his career in Van and Anaheim, sure, but in his prime he played on top teams.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Apr 30 @ 12:50 PM ET
Not that I personally agree with this logic, but after the 1990 season there was an almost immediate flip of the switch. His production fell like a stone and never climbed remotely back up. He also has zero hardware and never was champion, if I recall. Just thinking of the arguments you'll run into.
- TheBrownListerine

He was point per game player and had similar outputs to guys like Lecavalier and H.Sedin. Just an everlasting question as to the criteria's of getting into the Hall , given Ek brought up Miller.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Apr 30 @ 1:02 PM ET
why would he be in the hall of fame
HockeyLifer
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NJ
Joined: 04.23.2015

Apr 30 @ 1:08 PM ET
US HOF, Yes! Hockey Hall...No!
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 30 @ 1:11 PM ET
No.

Classic compiler. Above average for a very long time but only one truly outstanding season. Aside from his 2009-10 Vezina win he only had one other season in his career where he got any Vezina votes period (4 GMs had him third on their ballot in 2007).

There are a ton of both current and retired goaltenders (including a couple who have been hall eligible for a decent length of time) who have much stronger cases.

- Sven22



I don't disagree, but it seems like goalie careers are getting shorter. There have been a lot of net minders who are considered 'excellent' for a short period of time and then fall apart. Compiling isn't sexy but there is something to be said for longevity. Not saying the HHOF is it, but there is something underrated about consistency.

I feel like people would generally in favor of Henrik Lundqvist and you looking at pretty comparable save percentages and GAA.
Not_Yan
Montreal Canadiens
Location: it's an excellent product, easier, quicker, and even better than real mashed potatoes.
Joined: 04.19.2013

Apr 30 @ 1:20 PM ET
why would he be in the hall of fame
- BINGO!


he should be in the hall of lame lololol
Skalapy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I'm sick of your "I play real , NC
Joined: 07.11.2006

Apr 30 @ 1:21 PM ET
FIRST!!!










any habs rumours?!?










nuff said
Skalapy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I'm sick of your "I play real , NC
Joined: 07.11.2006

Apr 30 @ 1:23 PM ET
Eklund: Ryan Miller: Hall of Fame or Not?
- Eklund

if he was a poc? in a heartbeat๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

#endracism
muffin_man
Montreal Canadiens
Location: no problem, as s hole - Eric Engels, NY
Joined: 02.10.2007

Apr 30 @ 1:28 PM ET
US HOF, Yes! Hockey Hall...No!
- HockeyLifer

this.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Apr 30 @ 1:31 PM ET
Eklund: Ryan Miller: Hall of Fame or Not?
- Eklund


Hell no.
eagleputter
Montreal Canadiens
Location: HUBBARDS, NS
Joined: 06.25.2015

Apr 30 @ 1:37 PM ET
nope.I don't see him being up there with guys like Hasek, Fuhr, Roy, Broduer and Vachon. The only other guy elected in this century was Belfour and I have reservations about him being there. You'll probably see Luongo there next year but he's above Miller on my list too.
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