The New York Rangers are presented with an interesting situation when it comes to J.T. Miller. The team has four more games to look at him, any more than five NHL games and the Rangers automatically burn a year off his ELC no matter what happens.
Miller looked really good in his NHL debut. Like, really, really good. We talked about it a little yesterday in one of the threads, but he simply looked poised and calm out there. He never panicked, was smooth with the puck and made things happen. He went to the tough areas of the ice, made a few crisp passes and took a couple of shots to boot.
He was involved. That might be the best way to put it.
The rest of the team? As a whole, not so much, which promoted John Tortorella to admit that some "tentative" veterans were in danger of losing their spots to young players like Miller and Chris Kreider. Tortorella gushed about Miller after the game. Miller himself seemed pleased telling the media he didn't see any reason why he shouldn't stay with the big club.
The J.T. Miller Situation: Should He Stay?
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