New York Rangers: Why J.T. Miller is so important
Jan 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) celebrates his game winning goal in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. New York won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The trade of Derek Stepan will not change where J.T. Miller starts the season with the New York Rangers. 

With the New York Rangers continuing to search for a center, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported in his interview with head coach Alain Vigneault that he would not immediately shift Miller to center.

“At some point, he might play center, but I’m not sure about starting the season that way.” AV added that first round pick Lias Andersson ” has great hands and he can play. He is going to have every opportunity.”

Rumors on Tyler Bozak possibly becoming a Ranger ongoing

Dan Rosen of NHL.Com reports that he has not heard of any substantial talks that this may be in the works. If you look at all the pieces that need to be involved for this to happen, it does make sense that the two sides might talk about a trade with the Rangers need for a center and Toronto’s need for help on defense.

DeAngelo wired up during Rangers Kids Camp

Take a look at this video as newly acquired defenseman Anthony DeAngelo was mic’d up as he participated with the kids at camp:

Rangers First Round Pick Makes U20 Team

Cory Pronman reported that New York Rangers first round pick, Filip Chytil, has been named to the Czech Republic’s U20/World Junior Camp Roster.

Other Rangers News, Stories:

  • Mika Zibanejad‘s salary arbitration date has been scheduled for Jul. 25 in Toronto. The Rangers and Zibanejad’s camp have the next two weeks to hammer out a new deal. Considering the team’s situation at the center position, one would think a deal will definitely be completed before then.
  • ESNY’s own Neal Purcell discuss’s Are the Rangers to Soft to Compete for the Cup.
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