Miller truly should be in the AHL.
I can see all kinds of good things about him but he needs time to practice and repeat some things in games where the pace is more matched to him. From there he can just build on it and look like he belongs when he comes back up again.
Miller has some real skill and he's got heart. He made a move in the offensive zone last night that I can honestly say only Nash has done since Jagr was playing.
Miller's play has dropped off significantly, and last night was his worst game of the season. Turnover, positioning, physicality, everything. There was the one play in the 3rd where he just stopped skating and let the senator go by him for a 2-on-1...I couldn't believe it. I don't know if I'd send him down yet but maybe a reduced role for a few games.
He's got the skill set to be a good player in this league. Thought it was a good idea to bring him up and get his feet wet with a taste of the NHL. It wasn't a horrible idea for him to see what the competition was like at the NHL level, but once the honeymoon period was over with this kid it became obvious: He's not ready.
But my main issue with JT Miller has nothing to do with his skill set, but it's simply the accountability issue that Torts has. If Kreider gets such a short lease, than JT Miller should get a short lease as well. MDZ got a short lease. I just don't understand why JT Miller should be different.
He should have been sent to the AHL a month ago. Let him work on what he needs to work on, and then bring him back next year.
I agree. I don't mind growing pains with youth. Plus, it's not like he's costing us games. We'd certainly have no trouble losing with him out of the lineup.
absolutely. Doesn't hurt that he is here... What does hurt is the non-disciplinary action by Torts. Plays by Hamrlik can cost us a 2-on-1 or even , but that costs him an entire period of ice time, meanwhile the same play by Miller gets him on the ice 3 shifts later
at the time that we signed him to his ELC there weren't really any other options.
we literarily signed everyone mcirath, miller, lindberg, fast, jean, yogan, hirvik, so many more to say.. but thats deff not the issue..he stayed up as long as he did maybe bc no other option maybe but he didnt sign bc of that..
also only reason i bet hes still up is bc hey didnt think brass would be in the lineup last night.. more precaution then anything..
With Stepan-Richards-Brassard down the middle, where does Miller fit in on this team now?
future 2/3rd liner.
He's YOUNG. Richards has a few years left in the tank if you ask me, but we're right now hoping Stepan continues this progress toward being a true 1C, with Brass and Miller being some combination of 2nd or 3rd depending on their play.
in 2 years, Stepan will be 24, Brass 27, and Miller 21.
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