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Glad to see AV back off his original comments a bit with his "clarification."  JT is a talented player who belongs on the varsity; he's strong on the puck, forechecks well, and if you actually watch him you'll see how he creates scoring chances beyond what his goal-assist totals will show.  Kevin, don't be discouraged by the lack of support shown for Miller in your post a couple days back; you're right-on in what you see in this kid, and either AV will wake up and give him a legitimate chance to show it here, or he'll be a productive player for another team.

15 hours, 15 minutes ago on

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@Hockey1982 @allagash  This has nothing to do with placing blame on a line -- that line was, as usual, our top line last night, and Zuc in particular was outstanding.  This was about players not converting scoring chances,and the coach not constructing a lineup that gives us the best chance of success.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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We lost because Pouliot and Brassard missed open nets, Hags and Nash missed big chances in front.  Should have been 5-3 win, but on some nights  we're not good enough to miss those chances and still win.  Also, AV again did not put us in the best position to win: forcing MSL to play with Richards and Boyle (Boyle???) while JT Miller rots in Hartford is just plain wrong.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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Gee, I haven't been this excited since we had Isbister playing alongside Jagr.   Morons, I have morons (running) my team.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on

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I'm joining the chorus of those below wondering what the hell AV was doing in the 3rd period last night.  By benching Miller and not leaving the Brass-Zuk-Miller line in tact for a single shift in the 3rd, AV didn't put the team in the best position to win.  Period.   And this while we're in the middle of a tight push for the playoffs.  I guess it's easy to single out the kid and demonstrate your authority, AV.  Personally, even though I appreciate how you've got the team playing more up-tempo this season, I believe you've struggled to get a handle on the team's personnel from day one, and in that regard you're still not where you need to be to coach this team at the level it requires.  

2 weeks, 4 days ago on

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Unless Brassard and Miller caught the flu in the second intermission, AV did a brutal job coaching the 3rd  period.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on

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I was as pumped as everyone to see that kind of emotion from Nash.  But let's not lose sight of the fact that we yielded a goal right after the fight, and it was McD who then took command with a determined rush up the ice that set up the equalizer and may well be one of the biggest plays of the season for this team.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on

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We have enough talent to do better than what we're seeing of late; it just isn't being used correctly.  First priority is getting St. Louis going, which means getting him the hell away from Richards.  I want to see Brassard with St. Louis, with either Nash or Kreider as the other winger.  Bring up JT Miller (who should have been up all along), give him a regular top-9 shift.  Drop Pouliot to the 4th line with Moore and Dorcillo, scratch Boyle. 

1 month ago on The Rangers Aren't Scoring 5-on-5

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