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    Rangers Draft [D] K'Andre Miller in 1st Rd. (22nd) Pick

    Name: K'Andre Miller
    Position: D
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    Current Team: USDP (USHL)


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    Well at least the reception is better. Kid has major upside just like kranstov. Many are saying we overpaid to move up 4 spots but he most likely would of been gone. Plus dont be surprised if we regain a 2nd tomorrow

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    The trade up value was probably not good, but this kid has huge upside. And huge fuckin' hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    The trade up value was probably not good, but this kid has huge upside. And huge fuckin' hands.

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    Gorton said he believed he was not going to be there at 26. That always raises the price, but also makes it worth it. If you like a player a lot, think he is BPA with impact player potential and think he'll be gone, then the 48th pick shouldn't hold you back. Sucks, but I'm gonna convince myself Anaheim knows D and was going to take him. Not far fetched.

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    All things pointed to Anaheim being in on him. I wanted him from day 1. Could bust but has potential to be a massive talent. Best of the three picks in my opinion

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    Rangers Draft [D] K'Andre Miller in 1st Rd. (22nd) Pick

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    going to play in wisconsin which has a habit of development on the blueline. kid has a nasty streak as well
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    I really like this pick. A massive dude who's an excellent skater and plays hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobberknocker View Post
    going to play in wisconsin which has a habit of development on the blueline. kid has a nasty streak as well
    As much as I'm down on picking D, I like that. The playoffs are a demolition derby and the refs swallow the whistle. D is allowed to batter and assault opposing forwards i/f/o the net with impunity. Of all the NYR current and prospect D, few can do that. This guy can.

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    This was the one guy I really wanted with one of our two late 1st round picks. It sucks that they had to give up a 2nd rounder to move up to get him but this kid can turn into a top pairing d-man. The unknown 2nd rounder probably doesn't have that high of a ceiling.

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    Absolutely my #1 pick for 26 and a lot of fans, experts and scouts think the same. We woulda screw up 48 anyway

    His weaknesses are that he is still learning the position, having been a converted forward. That is not a weakness of his doing and he is growing into the position nicely. After that I can't find a serious weakness, everything is improvable.

    Burns/Buff is a good comparison if he reaches his potential. Good driven kids with strong work ethic are the best bets to achieve their potential. Go US

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    This is the pick I like the most
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugg View Post
    As much as I'm down on picking D, I like that. The playoffs are a demolition derby and the refs swallow the whistle. D is allowed to batter and assault opposing forwards i/f/o the net with impunity. Of all the NYR current and prospect D, few can do that. This guy can.
    Feel similarly. Especially as it's a dimension we were kind of lacking.
    Now I remind myself he's only 18 and a frshman at Wisconsin and I'm just going to have to be patient.
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    My "concern" with Miller is he is an athlete first, hockey player second.

    We need to be very careful and cognizant regarding his development, especially since he's only been playing defense the last few seasons. He could probably get by on athleticism, and be a solid bottom pair guy. Or he continues to develop (give him an extra season or 2), and he could develop into a #2. I don't want to see the organization (or the player) feel pressured into getting him into the NHL 'ASAP' and limit his potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    My "concern" with Miller is he is an athlete first, hockey player second.

    We need to be very careful and cognizant regarding his development, especially since he's only been playing defense the last few seasons. He could probably get by on athleticism, and be a solid bottom pair guy. Or he continues to develop (give him an extra season or 2), and he could develop into a #2. I don't want to see the organization (or the player) feel pressured into getting him into the NHL 'ASAP' and limit his potential.
    That's fair. Wisconsin is a perfect place for him to be and we can see what he does this year against older kids. He'll learn a good D system and get the fundamentals down this year. No pressure, just listen to your coaches learn and enjoy.

    He improved nicely throughout the year on the USNT. He won't have Oliver the closer to pass it to, though. He's really dedicated and willing, he had a real good rep. I have a good feeling about his hockey aptitude. But yeah, he'll make mistakes every time he jumps a level and we shouldn't rush anyone up here. Miller, Lundkvist, Krav, Hajek, Howden in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin View Post
    That's fair. Wisconsin is a perfect place for him to be and we can see what he does this year against older kids. He'll learn a good D system and get the fundamentals down this year. No pressure, just listen to your coaches learn and enjoy.

    He improved nicely throughout the year on the USNT. He won't have Oliver the closer to pass it to, though. He's really dedicated and willing, he had a real good rep. I have a good feeling about his hockey aptitude. But yeah, he'll make mistakes every time he jumps a level and we shouldn't rush anyone up here. Miller, Lundkvist, Krav, Hajek, Howden in particular.
    To me, he still looks very raw.
    And I think there will always be pressure to develop, and develop quickly, when you are a first round pick.

    And by take our time, I mean, potentially 4 years, plus 1 in the AHL. (McDonagh was 3 + 1/2 in AHL, for comparison)
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