Trade Rumor Thread XIII
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01-26-2014, 01:29 PM
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He is only like Callahan in a superficial sense(i.e two way forward). He is a natural center who can play hard nose like Cally, but he also has the vision and playmaking ability that Cally does not. He is also a bigger kid with a much higher athletic ceiling.
Miller is our future 2nd line center imo. He is even more of sure thing in the long run than someone like Stepan
Only disagreement is on how fast we perceive Miller can be readied.
You guys are saying he needs time, time, and more time.
I'm saying this is a smart kid.
The only one fast enough to enhance Kreider's speed, given his own (a point that is factually true, which you guys refuse to acknowledge).
And we can save a huge amount of time in working on different combos and tell him going forward he'll be with Kreider and Cally this year, barring trade, and possibly Kristo next year. But he can cement second line with Kreider.
If you take a lot of uncertainty out of the equation, give him extra hands on tutoring at least 3-4 x a wk, etc., you can have him "comfortable enough" to be "functionally useful" there by playoffs. Then by next year, we have moved on and advanced with such development and he can start to work on "kick ass".
But you gotta bite that bullet NOW.
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