MAJOR | Insider confirms the Canucks were eager to move J.T. Miller and reveal where it failed

Published March 6, 2023 at 6:52 PM

Patrik Allvin didn't want to say it when he stood before the media Friday once the deadline had passed and stated that he had no offer on the table.

Though many insiders have confirmed that they had heard otherwise, now Frank Seravalli joined in while he was in Canucks Central and made a huge statement regarding J.T. Miller:

"Canucks were ready, willing and eager to move him at this deadline...I think ultimately the reason this deal didn't get done was on Pittsburgh's end."

Everyone was well aware the Canucks and the Penguins had talked before, but nobody had previously stated that Vancouver was eager to move their star forward. From Seravalli's perspective, it appears that it was the Penguins and Ron Hextall that called it off at the end of the day.

The latest reports suggested that the Pens were trying to send two "high-picks" the Canucks way, safe to assume it could've been two first-rounders. Allvin wanted no part in a Miller deal if they couldn't involve a young centerman in the deal and it's probably the reason why the Penguins backed off.

Hextall probably pulled the plug because he felt the price would've been too steep. The Canucks on their hand didn't want to settle and they were probably aiming for a return in the likes of what they fetched for Bo Horvat, most likely the equivalent of three first rounders. With the Canucks' current place in the standings and their goals for the foreseeable future, should they've taking an offer involving high picks for J.T. Miller?

SOURCE: Canucks Central Podcast
March 6   |   154 answers
MAJOR | Insider confirms the Canucks were eager to move J.T. Miller and reveal where it failed

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