Ruff has no Miller secrets

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 1:46 PM ET

As an assistant coach for the Canadian Olympic team, Lindy Ruff knows he will be expected to reveal the holes in Ryan Miller's game when Canada faces Miller's Team USA in Vancouver.

Ruff has only one problem with that logic.

What holes?

"I don't think there are any," Ruff said earlier today as his Buffalo Sabres prepared to meet the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre tonight. "Otherwise, (other) NHL teams would have (found them) by now."

Miller is on top of his game right now, having beaten Ron Wilson's Leafs three consecutive times.

Of course, when Team USA meets Canada in two months, the skate will be on the other foot as Miller will be playing for Wilson, the U.S. coach, instead of against him.

At the same time, he will be trying to beat Ruff, his coach with the Sabres.

Wilson chose not to address the issue this morning.

"I don't want to talk about Ryan Miller as an Olympic goalie right now," Wilson said. "That's off point. Right now we don't even (officially) know the team. You can assume who the goalies will be."

Barring injury, Miller will be one of them. And he is confident that any weaknesses he does have will not be shared by Ruff.

After all, both men are attempting to win a Stanley Cup together, aren't they?

"I'm sure (Lindy) will keep his hand close to his vest," Miller said. "There are playoff implications here."

mike.zeisberger@sunmedia.ca


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