Number of Starts to Expect for Ryan Miller
According to Lindy Ruff (Buffalo Sabres head coach), Ryan Miller is expected to see 35-38 starts this year.
Source: Paul Hamilton
Depending on which end of that range Miller sees, he’ll be starting 73% – 79% of his team’s games. How does that matchup with recent, typical 82 game seasons?
Given that the 2012-2013 season will likely not be too compressed, it is not surprising that Miller’s workload won’t be reduced by much.
*Note: after the initial writing of this post, Bill Hoppe noted that Ruff indicated 36-38 starts.
Source: Bill Hoppe
**Note: after listening to the press conference, Ruff agrees to a 36-38 framework, which puts the percentages at 75% – 79%.