Jonathan Quick vs. Ryan Miller: Who should start for U.S. in Sochi?
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 14, 2014
Craig Anderson played himself out of a Sochi roster spot. He was also the most public in his defiance when there was doubt over whether the NHL would allow its players to go to Sochi. He didn’t have the confidence of management, thought, back in August 2013, when he was fourth on the depth chart behind Quick, Anderson and Howard. There's been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin. Jimmy Howard and Cory Schneider were inconsistent. Jonathan Quick was injured. Ryan Miller … well, he was awesome, but pretty much had to be hockey's Atlas with the shouldering of the Buffalo Sabres he did in the first three months of the season. Never mind that he's a hockey player first and foremost, a fun-loving, 28-year-old guy who has kept his thoughts to himself when it comes to politics, social issues or the environment.