Re-sign him to 7 years, 35 million. Penalty kill shot blocking is what everyone thinks is the most valueable thing here. I'd rather have youth, speed, and size so we dont have to kill as many penalties, but that's just my opinion. If everyone likes seeing us not score and lose by 1 goal, then by all means, lets just keep tinkering with 11 guys and make sure we lock up Drew Miller for the rest of his career. I pasted the site that shows the advanced stats because we cant have a debate about his normal stats. And the advance stats show that we are getting hammered while he's on the ice 5 on 5. Our "defensive specialist" is nothing of that sort. He's just a liability. But he gets in the way of some point shots on the pk. And that's more important, apparently. He's sticking out like a sore thumb with tetanus right now, so I don't know how much longer everyone can sweep it under the rug.
Here is where I believe you logic is one dimensional and flawed. How many non PK minutes does Drew Miller play per game? I'm guessing about 6-8min. Take out Miller and put in AA. With those kinds of minutes and line mates, realistically how many more goals is AA going to score? This year in the AHL playing first line minutes, AA has 4 goals and this is playing with guys who are told to score in a league where it is easier to score. Miller plays on 4th line with Helm and Glendening are told to play a defensive game. While Miller should be scoring a bit more (I won't dismiss that) if AA was in his spot, I'm guessing he may have 2 goals? But, if you take Miller off PK, and put AA there, with all the PK that Miller plays, I would think AA's inexperience would cost us more then 2 goals. Taking Miller out, and putting AA in does not fix our issues, its not that simple. And no, this does not mean I want Miller for life, I would likely let him walk after the season, but to think just switching him for AA would change everything is wrong.