These are some of the most stressful weeks of my year. The weeks leading up the NHL season have me anxious, stressed and most of all excited. These feelings have shot out of control now that the Rangers are a complete wild card going into the season. The Rangers this summer have made some moves but most notably bringing in Pavel Buchnevich from Russia and of course winning the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. Even though these players have the skill to make Ranger fans like me optimistic, I think the guy who will break out and become the Rangers main man that we have all been waiting for is a player that has been on the team for years.
That player is none other than J. T. Miller.
JT Miller last year had a decent year as he tallied 22 Goals and 21 Assists. Now that Derick Brassard has been traded this puts more pressure on him to take the next step and become one of if not our main scoring threat.
I think JT's only major weakness is his hockey IQ. It's been documented that he isn't the smartest tool in the shed and hopefully he will become smarter on and off the ice with age.
2016/17 Line Partners
As we know with Alain Vigneault it is pretty much impossible to predict his lineup, but if everyone shows up to training camp to the best of their ability I see him starting the season on the second line (being pushed to the wing).
Kreider - Zibanejad - Miller
Even though with Vesey and Buchnevich coming into the team his power play minutes might go down but I still think IF he stays healthy he will have a career season and show why the Rangers gave him $2.5 million.
2016/17 Predicted Stats