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J.T. Miller Loses It, Whacks Net & Screams At Goaltender Collin Delia To Get Off Ice

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller lost it on his goaltender, screaming at Collin Delia to leave the ice and even whacking his stick against the goal to get him to leave for the extra attacker in a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.



The Vancouver Canucks have been having a frustrating 2022-23 campaign, and things came to a head on Thursday when J.T. Miller lost it and blew up at his goaltender, Collin Delia, late in the 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

With Vancouver trailing by one with just over a minute left in regulation, Delia was waiting for the signal to go to the bench for the extra attacker. He was hesitant to leave the zone, wanting to make sure the Canucks had control before leaving the net empty for the Jets. However, he never didn't receive a clear signal from the bench, and didn't elave while the team cycled back with the puck.

When Miller got hold of it in his own end and circled back behind the net to start the push up ice, he yelled at Delia to get off. When Delia didn't move, still hesitant and not seeing the call from Bruce Boudreau, Miller appeared to shout "get the fuck off" to his teammate. When Delia still didn't exit, Miller went behind the net and smacked his stick against the crossbar as Delia finally made a beeline for the bench for the sixth man.

Here's the full incident, including Winnipeg's empty-netter:


It wasn't a good look for Miller or Vancouver, as the Canucks sit five points out of playoff position. Delia also had a great effort in the loss to Winnipeg, bailing his team out on multiple occasions and stopping 35 of 38 shots (.921 save percentage). The 28-year-old has played in three games for Vancouver this season and is 2-1 with a .920 SV% and 2.58 GAA. In 35 career NHL games, Delia has a .905 SV%. He worked his way up to the NHL himself, going undrafted and attending multiple development camps over the year, including one with the Washington Capitals.