J.T. Miller trade talks heating up after Canucks and Miller’s camp remain far apart on extension

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David Quadrelli
2 years ago
Yesterday, the Canucks made what many expect to be their final offer to J.T. Miller on a contract extension, and today, trade talks are intensifying
as the two sides reportedly remain far apart.
Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli had this to say in his latest trade targets list:
Back in April, Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford said “we’ll know by the Draft” as to whether they’d be able to keep J.T. Miller in Vancouver for the long-term.
As we close in on Round 1 on Thursday night, it appears the Canucks have their answer. According to sources, the Canucks met with Miller’s camp on Tuesday in Montreal and the two sides remain far apart on parameters for a potential contract extension.
There has been no shortage of outside interest in Miller, which the Canucks have been fielding since even before GM Patrik Allvin was hired. Miller has racked up 217 points in 202 games in a Canucks uniform. The sense is the Ohio native would prefer to play in the United States. One of his previous clubs, the New York Rangers, has been bandied about as a possibility. The New Jersey Devils are believed to have interest, in addition to the Washington Capitals as a potential replacement for Nicklas Backstrom. Expect the return to be north of what Kevin Fiala brought back for Minnesota.
Shortly after, TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted this out:
As Dreger said, this is a developing story that we’ll be watching closely, but it would appear that after months of rumours, the Canucks may finally be getting ready to accept one of the many offers they’ve gotten for Miller.
Further, Jeff Marek reportedly linked Miller to the New York Rangers, for a package that will include Kaapo Kakko.
More to come.

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