Training camp is not far away.
The number one story in Vancouver remains the future of forward J.T. Miller as he is heading into the final year of his contract.
Agent Brian Bartlett is not worried about how big of a story this could be at training camp, “J.T is looking forward to camp, he has been in Vancouver 3 years and has played well in the media spotlight and I do not think his contract will be a distraction.”
The Canucks and Miller have not talked contract since the NHL draft in Montreal in early July and Bartlett has not been given permission to talk with any teams about an extension.
One question looming is whether or not Bartlett will cut off contract talks once the regular season starts, “I have not talked to J.T about that yet but it is realistic possibility.”
Agent Darren Ferris has permission from the Canucks to talk with teams about a trade for his client and goalie Michael DiPietro.
1 source said there is interest and a there is a deal that could make sense for the Canucks.
As of now, it does not sound like DiPietro will sign in Europe, the desire is still to be moved by the Canucks.
4-5 teams have shown serious interest in signing former Canucks forward Tyler Motte but financials still need to be worked out as some teams are looking to move other salaries out.
Its a common theme around the NHL, so many agents waiting for teams to clear cap space.