Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers best lineup is one that includes JT Miller playing on the third line with Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that Alain Vigneault needs to have confidence in Jimmy Vesey and boost him back into the top-six which can allow Miller to slide down to the third line. (NY Post)
Miller has skated with Rick Nash in the past few games and while Brooks says that Miller and Nash play well together and are the team's "two best forwards by a considerable margin," taking Miller away from Hayes hurts the Rangers chemistry and "dilutes" their depth. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that the Rangers need to rely on their depth to win and that they are a much deeper team with Vesey in the top-six and Miller playing with Hayes. (NY Post)
Miller has played in every game for the Rangers this season and has 20 goals, 32 assists and an average of 16:22, which is 7th on the Rangers.
The Rangers have five forwards averaging between 16 and 17 minutes per game and only two, Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan, above 17 minutes.
Jimmy Vesey is averaging 13:39 per game.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers need to put Miller in a spot where he gets the most minutes. He's been arguably the Rangers best forward this season and as they head towards the playoffs he needs to be in a position where he is on the ice as much as he can be. If all things are equal in terms of ice time between the Nash line and the Hayes line then it probably makes sense to go with the Hayes line since they have shown excellent chemistry this season and may get favorable third-line matchups.