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Canucks Considering Additional Trades Beyond Just J.T. Miller

There is talk the Vancouver Canucks could move J.T. Miller, but Miller isn’t the only player the Canucks are going to consider moving.

The Vancouver Canucks are going to toy with the idea of trading forward J.T. Miller ahead of this year’s NHL trade deadline. While he might not actually move if the offers aren’t strong enough for Vancouver to pull the trigger, his name will be tossed around over the next seven weeks. His name probably won’t be the only one.

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According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, “I think that the Canucks have a number of their forwards that they are discussing with other teams around the league.”

Conor Garland JT Miller Canucks
Conor Garland JT Miller Canucks

He added:

I don’t think [Elias] Pettersson is part of this. I don’t think [Bo] Horvat is part of this. But I think some other players, notable ones are part of this, potentially including Conor Garland. And you’ve all heard some of the rumors, the Rangers, Boston, Calgary, but I think New Jersey is in there too, potentially on some players who could have term and team control.

Friedman suggests that Jim Rutherford is looking to reshape to roster in many ways and as an executive who has never been afraid to pull the trigger on a deal, there could be a handful of players on their way out. Among them, names like Brock Boeser, Jaroslav Halak, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Motte and Alex Chiasson could be among the more likely.

Miller would be the big fish coming out of Vancouver, but if Boeser were moved, or Garland shipped out after just signing with the team, that would be big news and it would certainly signal the Canucks are shifting directions. Is Rutherford looking at piling up prospects and picks? Or, is he hoping that by moving a couple of the Canucks’ bigger names out, he can get a few ready-to-play players in return?

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