The Miller Watch Starts

K’Andre Miller (Wisconsin Badgers)

The day after for K’Andre Miller and his Wisconsin Badgers was quiet other than the expected “Miller will have offers” comment from Wisconsin hockey coach Tony Granato.  The was also this part from the same article written by Todd D. Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal:

      Miller has played two seasons in college as a first-round pick of the New York Rangers. Like the others contemplating a pro future, he has had bright spots mixed in with challenging periods.

It is known that the Rangers had a couple of scouts at the series watching Miller and odds are Jeff Gorton and John Davidson along with the player development staff will have a decision to make. I still am sticking with my own belief that Miller is going to leave school and sign with the Rangers.

I believe that Miller thinks he is ready to turn pro and there is nothing at Wisconsin left for him to do. Besides if Miller says he wants to turn pro there really isn’t much the Rangers can do to stop him.

It also makes sense for the Rangers to bring Miller to Hartford on the ATO now while they have games to play. Let’s find out where Miller really is in his professional development and what he has to work on to improve his game.

Game Action

Tyler Nanne (Minnesota Golden Gophers)

Tyler Nanne and his Minnesota Golden Gophers earned a trip to the Big Ten Semifinals after defeating Notre Dame in game three of their first-round series. The Gophers won two straight games to earn a trip to the semi-finals on the road against Penn State next Saturday.

The senior defenseman, Nanne was scoreless with two blocked shots in his final game as a player on Minnesota home ice. Nanne gets to leave a winner on home ice but beating Penn State in a one-game playoff might be a different story.

Nico Gross and his Oshawa Generals traveled to London (Ontario) to face his fellow prospect Hunter Skinner and his London Knights. Both teams were on streaks going in the opposite directions and London’s 3-1 win extended both streaks.

Neither player scored but both were first pair defenders used on both special teams.  Gross had one shot while being a -1 with a tripping minor.

Skinner was credited with two shots and was a +1. London extended their winning streak to seven games while Oshawa saw their winless streak extend to four games (0-2-1-1).

Playoff Matchups

ECAC- Best Of Three

Morgan Barron (Cornell Athletics)

Morgan Barron and his top seed Cornell will host Princeton starting on Friday starting at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.

Simon Kjellberg and fourth-seed Rensselaer will host fifth-seed Harvard also on Friday at 7 PM/4 PM

All games of both series will be streamed via the ESPN+ app (4.99 a month subscription but well worth it)

Hockey East -Best Of Three

Zac Jones and second seed Massachusetts will host Riley Hughes and seventh-seed Northeastern with game one on Friday starting at 7:15 PM/ 4:15 PM.

Tyler Wall and third-seed UMass-Lowell will host Boston University starting Friday at 7:15/4:15.

These games will be streamed live via the CBS All-Access app (5.99 monthly)

Big Ten- Semifinals (Single Elimination)

Tyler Nanne and fourth-seed travel to Penn State to face the top-seed Nittnay Lions next Saturday starting at 7 PM/4 PM. The game will be shown on the Big Ten Network and streamed on the Fox Sports App.

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