Vancouver Canucks looking at breaking unwritten rule to trade JT Miller

Published February 24, 2023 at 4:28 PM

The Vancouver Canucks season has been surrounded by controversy already. The firing of Bruce Boudreau drug on for months and left a bad taste in the mouths of hockey fans. Now it appears the Vancouver Canucks could be looking at breaking an unwritten rule to try and trade JT Miller and his cap hit.

On September 2nd the Canucks announced they'd signed Miller to a 7-year deal worth $8,000,000 per season. That $56,000,000 deal should have secured Miller's time in Vancouver. However, that appears to not be the case at all.

Apparently the Canucks, who are starved for cap space are now looking at trading Miller.

Canucks "desperate" for flexibility on their cap. His NTC kicks in on July 1st. Team is open to anything, "there's been enough conversations internally in front offices about him that you can't close the door that he gets traded." #Canucks    #NHL #NHLTradeDeadline

When Miller signed the contract extension it was assumed the Canucks would extend the trade protection in Miller's contract to this year, something that has been made common practice. Miller's new deal contains a full no movement clause and many expected the Canucks to honour that portion of the deal.

In fact, it has become part of an unwritten rule in the NHL to not trade a player before their new deal kicks in. Unless of course that player wants to be traded. It will be interesting to see if the Canucks will honour their new deal or will they approach this as a complete business move and trade Miller for the good of the team.
February 24   |   274 answers
Vancouver Canucks looking at breaking unwritten rule to trade JT Miller

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