Canucks Miller Frustrated, Feels Irrelevant to Start the Season

After signing a massive seven-year extension this past summer, Vancouver Canucks forward J.T Miller was supposed to be in line for a huge season in 2022-23. So far, not so much as Miller has struggled out of the gate.

How bad you ask? So bad that Miller feels irrelevant as he can't seem to do anything to help his team to win:

I've been on for all eight f------ goals (against). Pretty frustrated. I'm just disappointed. I'm not trying to make this about me, but I'm not going to sit here and talk about how bad we played when I can't even lead by example right now. ... I feel like I'm a little irrelevant and being on the ice for every goal, I don't know what to say.

So far, the Canucks can't strangle hold a lead as they were up 3-0 on the Edmonton Oilers and lost and were up 2-0 on the Philadelphia Flyers and lost. Miller is coming off a career season where he registered 99 points in 80 games. While he's tallied two points in two games to start the season, he's more worried about his line's defensive issues and the bagel in the win column to start the year.

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