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  • Pr3mo changed the title to (Proposal) My Miller Trade
40 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Miller plays wing at an elite level too.  Still could be a match, especially as we approach the 2023 TDL.  

Possibly, but Miller had a 54.1 faceoff %, which is pretty darn good. His max value to a team is as a centre, imo. The Malkin signing obviously also has cap implications.

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Just now, Ghostsof1915 said:

The Ducks are $14 Million under the cap floor.

That seems to be the best destination.

The Ducks are still in the middle of their rebuild. Unless they get a verbal agreement from Miller's camp that he would be interested in extending, can't see either side being interested.

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Not a bad proposal imo.


It works for PIT. They send $9.9m in cap OUT and only bring IN $7.75m. This puts them about $1.95m below the cap limit as of right now with 13 F, 8 D and 2 G signed. This would allow them to waive Archibald and offer Kapanen up to $2.8m AAV. And they would have a RD depth chart of Letang, Rutta, Poolman, Ruhwedel. Not bad.


Also a decent return for Miller, but this deal would require VAN to make some more moves in order to clear cap space and to find a 3C.


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I think a deal like this with the Pens could work. 


They are very much in a win now situation and adding a top 6 forward like Miller that can play C or wing is very helpful. Malkin is amazing but injury prone, so it would not hurt to have a guy like Miller there too. 


We can take Zucker back for cap reasons to help the deal work out, but yeah Marino, a prospect and pick would need to come back to Van. 


Seems like a decent deal for both teams. 

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Been thinking about this one and wonder if this might work...it relies on VAN having a third team that can take on Zucker with some retention...


Trade becomes:


To VAN: Marino + Kapanen (rights) + Poulin + 2023 1st + Hallander + Zucker

To PIT: Miller ($550k retained) + Pearson + Poolman


Then VAN trades Zucker to ANA with $2m retained for 1 year along with a 5th round pick.


Essentially this is Miller for Marino + Kapanen + Poulin + 1st; Pearson for Hallander; Zucker for Poolman


Pearson waives to go to a contender, reunites with Carter. This clears Poolman from our roster (effectively at the cost of $2m retained for Zucker + 5th round pick)


PIT lineup at exactly $82.5m becomes:


Guentzel Crosby Rust

Miller Geno Rakell

Pearson Carter McGinn

O'Connor Blueger Archibald



Dumoulin Letang

Matheson Rutta

Pettersson Poolman

(Friedman Ruhwedel)


Jarry (DeSmith)



VAN adds Poulin, Hallander and 2023 1st to their prospect pool, and signs Jarnkrok for $2m as their 3C and the lineup becomes younger and faster:


Mikheyev Pettersson Podkolzin

Garland Horvat Boeser

Kuzmenko Jarnkrok Kapanen

Joshua Lazar Lammikko



OEL Marino

Hughes Schenn

Rathbone Myers

(Dermott Burroughs)


Demko (Martin)

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