Vancouver Canucks trade proposal
C’mon, you knew the Vancouver Canucks were going to show up here eventually. They are the kings and queens of bad trade proposals. We’ve seen quite a few different proposals surrounding J.T. Miller and the second-overall pick, and they all suck. There is no world where one year of J.T. Miller is worth what the Devils could get from Slafkovsky or Nemec. This is just insane.
We found one trade where it was a straight up deal. There are others where fans actually think the Devils would ADD to this. We wish we had the same hope in our front office that the Canucks fans have in theirs every year. They propose trades that would require hypnosis to get to the league office. There’s no way the Devils would remotely consider this.
Miller is a good player. If he was an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Devils might consider paying him good money to move across North America. However, trading an insane asset for Miller just isn’t in the cards for the Devils right now. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, quite frankly.
Will some team be willing to trade a first-round pick for one year of Miller? We suppose it’s possible. Is that team going to trade a top-ten pick? No. Therefore, asking for the second-overall pick is completely unrealistic. That hasn’t stopped Canucks fans in the past, especially when it came to getting Jack Hughes back before the 2019 NHL Draft.