Through 20 games, Miller has scored five goals and collected five assists. That’s solid production for a player who has mostly been getting bottom-six minutes.
Look up and down the lineup. Every player is contributing. And Wednesday’ night’s win over NHL-best Anaheim was a statement to the rest of the league.
Eventually his talent will blossom into NHL stardom, but this isn’t going to be Duclair’s year to shine. In all likelihood, the Rangers will return him to the juniors.
Sometimes the smartest moves are the ones you don’t make. The Rangers are finding that out about former first-round pick J.T. Miller.
With the start of the NHL regular season just a few weeks away, the Rangers, Islanders and Devils are gearing up for what should be a tight battle within the Metropolitan Division.
Last April, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault sent a clear message to promising, yet inconsistent 21-year-old forward J.T. Miller.
Derick Brassard has been itching to return to the Rangers’ lineup. Now healthy, the 26-year-old center will finally get his chance to make his mark on this series when he takes the ice for pivotal Game 4.
Long before the clock strikes 3 p.m. on NHL trade deadline day, Rangers fans will have to accept a harsh reality: Their organization values top-pairing defenseman Dan Girardi more than captain Ryan Callahan. And rightfully so.
It appears that the Rangers are on the upswing. Nash is providing moments of sheer awe, the Blueshirts are executing on special teams and franchise goalie Henrik Lundqvist has found his game.
The New York Rangers recalled rugged veteran forward Arron Asham from Hartford of the AHL on Monday to add much-needed toughness to the struggling lineup.
J.T. Miller clearly believes in his own abilities. That’s a very healthy asset for a 20-year-old trying to cement a place on an NHL roster.
Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, but the Rangers had their nine-game streak of holding opponents under three goals broken at nine.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.
Magic tends to happen when the 31-year-old Swede takes his customary place between the pipes at The World’s Most Famous Arena.