What JT Miller says is different for him in the playoffs this year

JT MILLERJT Miller played four games in the playoffs last year and had two assists, a plus three rating, 12 hits, 3 shots on goal and averaged 9:16 per game.

Miller played two games against Philly, once against Pittsburgh and once against Montreal last year.

This year, Miller has played in all 13 games for the Rangers, has 3 assists, a minus one rating, 20 shots on goal, 32 hits and averaging 13:46 per game.

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What Dustin Byfuglien said about his suspension and check on JT Miller

Dustin Byfuglien spoke for the first time since his incident with JT Miller and four game suspension (Ken Wiebe)

  • On the suspension, “it is what is is. It’s right there, plain as day.”
  • Byfuglien didn’t reach out to Miller but said that he was glad Miller wasn’t hurt
  • He said that it was just something that happened in the heat of the moment
  • He was trying to cross check Miller in the back but he was falling, “it’s simple. It’s right on tape.”

To see what Jets coach Paul Maurice said, click HERE. To see what NHL Player Safety’s Stephane Quintal said, click HERE.

For a lot more on what Byfuglien did, click HERE, HERE and HERE.


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What Department of Player Safety Head Stephane Quintal said about the JT Miller/Dustin Byfuglien incident

Stephane Qunital, the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, was a guest on Hockey Central at Noon on Sportsnet.

Quintal was asked about the Dustin Byfuglien cross check to JT Miller last week and said, “With the Byfuglien one, the guy has played almost 600 games in the NHL, never been suspended and there was no injury on the play and those are things that we consider.”

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The Rangers are getting what they need from JT Miller right now

MillerJT Miller has three goals and four assists in his last 8 games and scored his third game winning goal of the season on Thursday night.

Miller said on MSG that his focus is on being a consistent player and trying to be “trustworthy” on defense. He added that offense is starting to come more naturally to him.

Miller aid that it’s “satisfying” to score goals but he is much happier that the team is winning and beating teams desperate for points. (Daily News)

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What Dustin Byfuglien did to JT Miller (Updates)

JT Miller3/31/ 15 |11:22PM: Valiquette added that he thinks it should be an in-person hearing of at least five games and said “what is the intent of the player here? It is to injure, out-right decapitate, put him out of the lineup permanently. This is not someone that anyone endorses.”

Valiquette added that it reminded him of Chris Simon and Ryan Hollweg and that you could see that night that Simon had the intent to injure.

11:17PM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG, “violent, deliberate, could have broken his neck. I don’t know what will happen but it’s one of the most vicious cross checks I have seen this year.”

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JT Miller is fitting in with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello

JT MillerPrior to Saturday’s win over Carolina, Alain Vigneault said that he thinks JT Miller can fill the role that Benoit Pouliot had last season on a line with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello. (NY Post)

Vigneault said that Pouliot was a hard player on the puck and that he had been wondering how Miller would fit in the role. (NY Post)

Miller has 2 goals, 3 hits and an assist in the past two games while skating with Brassard and Zuccarello, playing 16:09 on Saturday and 12:40 on Sunday.

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