J.T. Miller has been one of the biggest names in the rumor mill. However, that doesn’t mean the Vancouver Canucks will automatically trade him. According to Elliotte Friedman, they are still open to re-signing the 28-year-old forward, too.
With the Canucks having new management, it’s already been established that their primary goal right now is to free up some salary. Besides Miller, players like Conor Garland, Brock Boeser, Tyler Myers, and Tanner Pearson have all been discussed as potential trade targets. With that, NHL insider Frank Seravalli noted on Sportsnet 650 that Miller may want to play for a team in the United States once his contract expires. If true, that could lead the Canucks to decide to move him instead of losing him for nothing next offseason.
With Miller carrying a $5.25 million cap hit until the end of next season, they don’t need to trade him immediately. In fact, they can’t even begin extension talks with him until the offseason, so maybe they could decide to keep him around until at least then. 
Miller has been Vancouver’s best player all season, so it would be hard for them to commit to moving him. In 44 games, he has 15 goals and 44 points, so he would naturally get them a sweet return if dealt. Ultimately, the Canucks have a huge decision to make regarding him and are clearly weighing all of their options – as they should.

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