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LATEST | Insiders shares update on Miller and Myers' possible trade market

Published February 18, 2023 at 6:38
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks are expected to be active from now until the trade deadline and two contracts that would definitely look better on other team's books are J.T. Miller's and Tyler Myers'. The team is taking the long road and has started a retool.

J.T. Miller had a career year in 2021-2022 when he scored 99 points, after his outstanding performance he was granted a $56M extension that will kick in at the beginning of the 2023-2024 campaign. Though the Canucks have chosen a completely different road and unloading may not be such a bad idea.

They've already taken a step in their new direction when they trade Bo Horvat and now it seems that J.T. Miller has been centering some discussions in other teams' circles. Frank Seravalli gave us valuable insight on Miller's trade market on his Daily Faceoff Podcast:

"There's a couple of teams that have internally discussed the idea of J.T. Miller."



We already know that the Hurricanes have talked about replacing Pacioretty with Miller, but at this point, it seems that those talks have not come to a conclusion.

Another name that's been linked to the Maple Leafs as of late was Tyler Myers. The giant format defenseman carrying a $6M AAV has seemingly been on the trade market ever since Allvin and Rutherford took over the Canucks' management, but they have not yet relieved the club of this contract.

Seravalli addressed the rumors of Myers being shopped and was quite direct when he said that there currently isn't a market for the Canucks' defender:

"I don't think there's that much interest there and I don't think there's a lot of interest on his part to waive his no-trade."

The 33-year-old still has a year on his deal with a modified no-trade clause to which he submits a 10-team list he doesn't want to be traded to.

There definitely are some contracts the Canucks won't be able to unload, Myers is due a hefty $5M bonus on July 1st and only $1M over the next season, a team that needs helps to reach the cap floor and has limited spending possibilities like the Coyotes will definitely jump on him, once the bonus is paid.

For now, it seems like our only hope is that the Canucks lose enough games to win the upcoming lottery and draft the generational talent that is Connor Bedard. Go Canucks Go!
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