NHL Rumors: Canucks Likely To Trade Star Forward Before Contract Is Up

Unfortunately for Vancouver Canucks fans, it appears as though the great success of J.T. Miller and the money allocated elsewhere has made it very difficult for the team to get anywhere in contract talks with their star. Satiar Shah reported that the Canucks have made an extension offer to Miller, but it's nowhere close to what he wants for his next deal.

Shah also said that he believes the Canucks will trade Miller no matter where they are in the standings, even if the team is in a playoff spot. It may not be the Canucks time just yet and it would either greatly benefit them to get a return for Miller or hurt them a lot by losing a star talent like that for nothing.

Miller led the Canucks by a very wide margin in scoring last season with 99 points in 80 games. The next closest was Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes at 68. Miller also tied for the lead in goals with 32 alongside Pettersson. Miller was very effective on the power play and a strong penalty killer while being able to win faceoffs and plays physically. He deserves a big raise from the $5.25 million he's making right now, but unless big moves are made and the roster is reshaped, Miller isn't going to be able to re-sign and keep the team under the cap.

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