Canucks J.T Miller Linked to Several Trades Out of Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks are a mess and it may all start and end with forward J.T Miller. There's been several reports surfacing about his lack of professionalism and his unwillingness to be a great teammate and a leader for the franchise. At the end of the day, expect to see Canucks management explore a trade before the March 3 trade deadline.

Miller is 29 years old and before the season started, signed a long-term extension to stay with the Canucks worth $8 million per season. The deal takes Miller through the 2029-30 season, however this new contract doesn't kick in until after this season. So too does his no-movement clause so Vancouver could move him at will should they choose.

While there's been a lot of trade speculation surrounding captain Bo Horvat, some in the industry feel if the team moves Miller out and saves some money, Horvat will get his contract to stay with the Canucks long term.

Miller is struggling this season, scoring 13 goals in 30 games. Meanwhile Horvat is having a career season with 26 goals in 36 games. Considering all of the drama that comes with Miller, the Canucks may be better suited to put their financial resources into their captain.

As for a trade before the March 3 trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins have cap space next season and beyond to take on Miller's contract. He's also been linked to the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils.

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