10/5/17 | 5:05PM: Vesey said that he thinks the Rangers have "four lines of skill" and that his linemates can "still bring production" to the team. (NY Post)
He added that he needs to be consistent and that is part of the process of learning what "it takes to be a good player at this level." (NY Post)
3:22PM: Asked about Vesey being on the fourth line, Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers need to be a four line team that plays with speed. He added that he expects the line of Vesey, Desharnais and Paul Carey to be effective at both ends of the ice.
10/4/17 | During practices leading up to the start of the season, Alain Vigneault has had Jimmy Vesey skating on a fourth line with David Desharnais and Paul Carey.
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Adam Rotter: I spent most of the offseason thinking that Vesey would be a big breakout player for the Rangers, and he still very well could be, but I did not envision him starting on the fourth line. It's a long season and, ultimately, if Vesey on the fourth line helps the Rangers win it doesn't matter, but I would expect him in the top-nine at some point.
The other way to look at Vesey on the fourth line is that, along with Desharnais and Carey, it provides a pretty skilled unit that can hopefully take advantage of favorable matchups. Vesey is much more than a fourth liner but with the Rangers starting the season hoping that chemistry from last year will carry over, this is where he starts.