The Jim Benning tax: a look at overpaying and player evaluation

The Canuck Way
The Jim Benning tax: a look at overpaying and player evaluation
The Jim Benning tax: a look at overpaying and player evaluation

2014 July 1: Canucks sign Ryan Miller to a 3-year, $18 million deal It's Miller time! After Benning cleared cap space moving one of Mike Gillis' “immovable” No-Trade Clauses (NTCs), he utilized that space to bring a familiar starter to the team. Benning wanted his man and he certainly overpaid to get him. For the record, I did like Ryan Miller during his time as a Vancouver Canuck. He stood up for Troy Stecher when he was gooned by Matt Martin and counselled Nikolay Goldobin when all Brandon Sutter did was tell him to find his balls. $6 million per year is a lot for a goaltender, especially one who was 34 years old at the time. What made the deal worse was the modified NTC attached to it. The

What to Read Next