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CANUCKS J.T. MILLER COULD SOON BE ON THE MOVE

NOV 23, 2021  (7H36)      COLTON PANKIW
To say the Vancouver Canucks start to the 2021-22 season has been disappointing would be a massive understatement.

After making the playoffs in the 2019-20 season, many believed this team was set to become a contender as they had and still have some great young pieces in players like Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes. Unfortunately, things just haven't come together as planned, in large part due to incompetence at the management position. While many fans are begging ownership to fire general manager Jim Benning, that doesn't appear to be happening, and he may soon look to trade the team's leading scorer in J.T. Miller.

According to Ben Kuzma, a writer for The Province, the Minnesota Wild recently called the Canucks regarding the 28-year-old forward. Kuzma suggests that Miller, who has a contract with a cap hit of $5.25 million that expires at the end of the 2022-23 season, could be traded for Kevin Fiala. For those unaware, the Wild are reportedly shopping Fiala due to an ongoing rift between him and head coach Dean Evason.

While Fiala is certainly a talented player, he has struggled with consistency at times throughout his career and is not as dominant as Miller. This means that if the Wild are interested in making this work, they would need to sweeten the pot. Generally, trade rumors are met with skepticism amongst fans, but this particular one doesn't seem all that farfetched.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 4 5
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
RYAN HARTMAN
1 2 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
25191939
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+5
2492033
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2192131
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2592029
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
2391828
TIMO MEIER
+2
19111326
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
22111426
AARON EKBLAD
+3
24101526
VICTOR HEDMAN
+3
2371725
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
2391625
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2452025
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
TROY TERRY
23151025
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
SEBASTIAN AHO
+2
23101224
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
ROBERT THOMAS
+2
2422024
MATT DUCHENE
24131124
  COMPLETE STATS