Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/7/12
Rangers prospects J.T. Miller, Steven Fogarty and Brady Skjei were not on the list of 11 cuts announced by Team USA this morning.

Team USA split a pair of games yesterday as the Blue team defeated Finland 5-4, while the White team lost to Sweden 5-1.

Despite the Blue team's loss to Sweden, Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey says Miller had a solid game...

"The lone returning forward from last year's WJC team, Miller showed why he's going to be a key to the team in the World Juniors this year. The maturity in his game from last summer to this summer is prevalent. Miller showed great poise with the puck, using his body when he needed to, but keeping his eye on his outlets. He's really good at working plays from the half wall and allowing things to develop in front of him. Miller has good speed and strength. He's shown great vision and confidence in all zones. Another solid effort today."

...i may be getting ahead if myself but if the Rangers don't make another move, that open spot on the line-up is Miller's to lose.

Skjei picked up an assist in the Blue team's victory.

Was surprised this morning to see Fogarty made the cut after seeing this tweet by Peters last night...

Don't think his chances are good. Not sure how many Fs they're keeping yet. Probably 13ish #NJEC RT @nyrs_rangers Does Fogarty make the cut?

— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 6, 2012

...while it looks like Miller's a lock to make the team, even if Fogarty and Skjei are eventually cut, the experience and confidence they'll receive from moving on will only benefit there development.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Some Cavs players were upset at plans for Irving tribute video

Goodell says players are being encouraged to stand, not forced

Diamondbacks announce Tony La Russa will leave organization

Sam Ponder admits she has been ‘immature’ after uncovering of old tweets

Mike D’Antoni trolls Draymond Green over defensive criticisms

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bulls suspend Portis eight games for punching Mirotic

Police make arrest in Ken Griffey Jr. statue vandalism case

Report: Bridgewater will have ‘no physical limitations’ in practice

Gordon Hayward’s wife, father provide updates after injury

Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson wanted 'to trade me for a bag of chips'

DeShone Kizer named Browns starting QB for Week 7

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with newbies Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker