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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
@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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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