Metro Division teams can line up to pursue JT Miller trade

The Vancouver Canucks would no doubt prefer to keep JT Miller if they can find a way to re-sign him and keep their core group together.

But this result is not easy to achieve. Miller is in the final season of a contract that pays him an average of $5.25 million per season.

That’s why Vancouver Hockey Now’s Rob Simpson has an article on why Metro Division teams could be good business partners for the Vancouver Canucks.

This division is tight from top to bottom. Adding a 99-point scorer like Miller could shift the balance of power in the Underground. Simpson says the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes in particular might consider a Miller a final acquisition. The Devils are trying to qualify for the playoffs for only the second time in 11 seasons. The Hurricanes could view a deal with Miller as finishing work on a championship team.

Meanwhile, New York Islanders Hockey Now writer Stefen Rosner writes that the New York Islanders need to aggressively pursue a deal for Miller. General manager Lou Lamoriello didn’t do much in the offseason to improve his team.

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