Properly, that is one option to head into the lengthy weekend.
Whereas most individuals usually take the Friday earlier than Labor Break day of labor, the Vancouver Canucks determined to make their largest transfer of the offseason as an alternative, agreeing to phrases with ahead J.T. Miller on a large seven-year contract extension price a mean annual worth of $8 million.
The small print of the deal, which now ties Miller to Vancouver by means of the 2029-30 season, comparable to its wage construction and the inclusion of any commerce safety have but to be decided.
On the absolute peak of his worth, Miller cashes in on what is going to undoubtedly be probably the most profitable contract of his profession. The 29-year-old is coming off a monster yr in 2021-22, racking up 32 targets and 67 assists for 99 factors in 80 video games for the Canucks whereas averaging just a little over 21 minutes in nightly ice time.
Nobody is disputing he is a terrific hockey participant. However that is nonetheless a large threat for the Canucks to absorb their present kind.
As they’re at present constructed the Canucks will not be a Stanley Cup contending group and at the moment are fully capped out after Miller’s new deal, with ahead Elias Pettersson additionally in want of an extension of his personal in two quick years. Consider how Miller will probably be practically 31 when his contract kicks in, and it is onerous to not surprise if the Canucks ought to have checked out buying and selling him.
Holding Miller within the constructing was clearly essential for the Canucks’ group tradition. However with how excessive his commerce worth appeared to be, and the group’s trajectory in the intervening time, promoting Miller off for a stockpile of belongings may need been probably the most prudent transfer.
Nonetheless, an essential piece of the Canucks’ core is locked into place, and needs to be productive for the approaching season, too.