The Vancouver Canucks have signed Ryan Miller to a three-year, $18 million contract, while the Dallas Stars have inked Ales Hemsky to a three-year, $12 million deal. 

Ryan Miller signs with Vancouver Canucks.

Ryan Miller signs with Vancouver Canucks.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Like the term on Miller’s contract, but the Canucks have paid him about $3 million too much on that deal. Miller now faces the challenge of proving he’s still a top starting goalie in a very demanding hockey market.

Hemsky’s term is also reasonable, and at $4 million annually it’s $1.5 million less per season than what he sought from the Senators. If he can stay healthy, Hemsky’s playmaking skills will make him a good addition with the Stars.