Popular Post Elias Pettersson Posted November 24, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted November 24, 2021 Lots of Miller proposals and rumours, but the one thing that is missing in all of this is that if he does get traded he needs to go to a contender, as that will allow us the best return on investment. However, the problem with this is finding a dance partner that can manage Miller's cap hit and trade back a serviceable asset with a similar cap hit PLUS picks and prospects. After doing some research I realized that a deal with Washington is a possibility and the pieces could fit. Obviously Washington is in win now mode with Ovechkin and company, so Miller would be an attractive piece for them as a left winger or a centre. Backstrom is out long term, so Miller could really be a help to them in their top 6. Here is my proposal: To Washington: JT Miller To Vancouver: Lars Eller Michal Kempny Alexander Alexeyev 2022 1st round pick Washington gets a player who can slide right in to their top 6 and also play as a 3C. He will definitely help them over the next 2 years to try and win another cup. Vancouver gets their 3C in Eller. He's excellent on faceoffs (over 51%) and can be one of our top PK'ers. Kempny is just an add on to make the cap work. He is a UFA in the summer so his cap hit will be off the books. So we free up almost $2 million in cap space for next year with Eller replacing Miller. We can use that cap space to add a UFA net summer to help our 4th line. The exciting part of this trade though is that we get another 2022 1st round pick AND we get a top Russian prospect in Alexeyev. The big 6'4" 214 pound Russian defenceman shoots left but can play both sides. I would play him on the 3rd pairing with Hamonic or Poolman and use him as our top penalty killer moving forward. He is a very good skater for his size and plays an aggressive game as well. He is a former 1st round pick who was injury prone for awhile and played in the KHL last year. But all indications are he is completely healthy now and ready to challenge for a spot in the NHL either this year or next year. At 22 he fits in perfectly with our core and we add another Russian to play with Podzilla and Klimovich next year. I think this is a fair trade for both teams. We get a 1st round pick and a top D prospect as well as a 3C for the next 2 years and Washington gets a guy who can help them win another cup or two. 1 1 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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