J.I.A.H.N Posted May 23, 2022 Share Posted May 23, 2022 Ok...........I need everyone to have an open mind on this.............. Let's first look at Millers value............. (The Discussion Part) 1. Miller's value = player of same value (age and ability, one for one trade) 2. Miller's value = NHlL player, a pick and a prospect 3. Millers value = a UFA signing and a trade asset #1. First let's get rid of the #1 option, as we are just as well to keep Miller, and try another way, than to just swap out a large contract for a large contract #2. Let's look at option #2. a NHL player, a pick and a prospect. well from reports, the type of return JR is looking for , probably were not there, and was a little underwhelming. IMO, it is the type of prospect that is the hang up, as IMO, JR is looking for a blue chip, and managers are no willing to let these types go...............not easily, anyways! #3. This is the type of scenario I would like to explore. Now, first, you have to understand that if Miller is moved, it will create cap space, next year 5+ million, the year afterwards, 7.5 to 8.5 million in cap space. that is a serious amount of money to use in signing a replacement forward. Does it replace Miller, no, but there are some good UFA's, who have comparable age to Miller. who will come cheaper. So, although not ideal...........Miller can still bring in a solid return, if you look at it in this manner............... (The Proposal Parts) Trade Proposal #1.................Miller for Ottawa's 2022 - 1st # 7 + Ottawa's 2022 - 2nd (39th) Trade Proposal #2.................Miller for Columbus's 2022 - 1st #12 + Columbus's 2022 - 2nd (44th) Trade Proposal #3..................Miller for Buffalo's 2022 -1st #16 + Buffalo's 2022 - 2nd (41st) Now in Ottawa's case, they are full of young eager NHL players and prospects, and acquiring a veteran like Miller who is scoring at a 90 to 100 pt clip, really starts to put finishing touches to Ottawa's rebuild. Is Miller worth a #7 OA? Yes, IMO, but is he worth both pieces? That is questionable. In Columbus's case, they have 2 first round picks, and giving up their second 1st and a 2nd rounder, probably is palatable, and an easy sell to their fan base. Is it perfect? No, is it decent value? I think so! In Buffalo's case, they have 3 -1st rounders (9, 16, and 24) to be able to pluck Miller and place him on the first line, and still have a #9 and #24 OA picks is a big plus. This is an easy move for Buffalo. Now in the Canucks case, we may question if any of these returns are worth Miller by themselves. But one must remember the Cap space moved in this scenario, and add that into it. Just randomly taking a player off of the UFA market and inserting them into the assets acquired as part of the trade, makes this trade in all ways, a good move. Let's just take the Buffalo trade and add in the asset. (Keep in mind the UFA player will be less than Miller, but still a very serviceable player) Keep in mind I said Random! So, Buffalo trades Evan Rodrigues (Signed by the Canucks at $3 Million), 2022-1st 16th OA + Buffalo's 2022 - 2nd 41st OA, does this come close to Millers Value? I am not sure, but certainly, if we use Ottawa's proposal, we certainly are..........................again Evan Rodrigues, Ottawa's 7th OA, + Ottawa's 39th OA, should move the needle substantially! Again, don't get hung up on Evan Rodrigues, as there are other players out there, that may be more interesting! Anyways.................go ahead and slam me! I know you want to! LOL 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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