So close to 100 points
Miller was the Canucks leader in points with 99 and was tied on the team lead in goals with Elias Pettersson. Both of them had 32.
Scott asked Miller about being just a point shy from the century mark. He joked about it before admitting his true feelings.
“I just keep telling everybody I didn’t even play a full season, it makes me feel better,” said Miller. “Yeah, it sucks.”
“That’s most likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The part that sucks is I got the 99th in the first period of that last game and you know, they’re (The Edmonton Oilers) ramping for the playoffs I’m thinking they’re gonna take it easy on us. But they just started playing harder and harder they actually came back in the game and tied it up and when we went to overtime. I had really good chances in overtime to and Bruce (Boudreau) called a timeout in overtime to give me some rest. I was on I think 24 or 25 minutes that game and I almost died.”
Then Miller displayed his humility again.
“If you knew me really well, I could care less about it,” he said. “It’s just a number. Trust me, to see one more digit would have been very, very special but I still find the double-nines are a pretty cool number as well.”