Thread: Player Discussion: JT Miller
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03-06-2013, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by petejudge View Post
You guys saying send him down must not be watching the same guy that I am...He hasn't been scoring but like I said in the original thread about him getting called up, he won't be a scoring guy at this level. He doesn't really have that sort of skillset to score 60-70 points. I think he's a really good long term 3rd liner winger, like Dubinsky was but probably more talented. Some nights, Miller looks like the best Ranger forward for long stretches of time. Some nights he makes some rookie mistakes, like every other rookie in the league.

Also not for nothing but who else is there to replace him if you send him to the minors? What forward would you rather have on the 3rd line? I think the whole "send him to the minors, let him develop forever" mindset is garbage. He's played AHL level hockey, he's won gold at the World Juniors. He's a young kid who will be a good player in the league for a long time, let's let him develop here since he isn't HURTING the team.
Agree with this.

In addition Miller has his head on straight. He's a mentally tough kid that has not lost his confidence when things have not gone well. He comes back and makes poised, confident plays with the puck. That's a very good sign that he's in the right place.

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