JT Miller could be the key to a better third line for the Rangers

J.T. MillerOn Tuesday night against the Senators, JT Miller saw time with Dominic Moore and Carl Hagelin on the third line.

That trio is one that Larry Brooks says “has the look” of one that can give the Rangers top-six “credible” support as the season moves along. (NY Post)

Miller said that he wasn’t surprised that he was a healthy scratch last Friday in Columbus and said that he is trying to learn from his mistakes. He adds that he needs to play a simple game and work better in the defensive zone. (NY Post)

Miller has played 264:35 at 5 on 5 this season and 112:55 of that time has come with Dominic Moore, 100:07 has come with Lee Stempniak and only 48:56 has come with Carl Hagelin. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com)

The Rangers third line for most of this season has been Kevin Hayes between Carl Hagelin and Lee Stempniak.


It's clear that Hayes belongs on the wing right now. He struggles mightily with faceoffs and doesn't not make his winger's better. With the players the Rangers currently have, I think their lines should be constructed this way in order to be able to roll four most effectively: