Because it was such a big part of the discussion during the live chat (you can replay it on the thread below), and since J.T. Miller admitted he struggled in Boston, and since John Tortorella said he’s still undecided about a lineup for tomorrow night’s game against the Islanders (the Isles’ Game 7) …
What do you think will happen next?
I honestly don’t know.
As I said in my game review, I believe Boyle — when he’s playing the way he’s supposed to play — is better than four Rangers who were in the lineup in Boston, and that doesn’t mean Miller or Chris Kreider. IMO, he’s better, when he’s playing the way he’s supposed to play, than Taylor Pyatt, Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern and Darroll Powe.
I also think taking Miller or Kreider out of the lineup is dangerous, considering how slow and lacking in depth the Rangers looked before those two kids got into the lineup in the first place. If you can live with their hiccups while making the decision on either of them, at least you have three lines capable of scoring. And it doesn’t look so bad when, for example, Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik, are accomplishing nothing, as was the case in Boston.
Anybody got any suggestions?