Miller to Blues in blockbuster and other Hockey News

Ryan Miller, formerly of the Buffalo Sabres has found a new home in St. Louis, after the Blues acquired him in a trade.

In a deal that shocked many in Buffalo and some around the NHLon Friday, saw the Blues bring veteran netminder Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, 2015 first round pick, a conditional pick in 2016 and prospect William Carrier.

“It’s definitely humbling and flattering that they would make that kind of move and bring us in with the intention of giving them some help to push for a Stanley Cup,” Miller said. “We’re excited for the opportunity there. But also, it’s about the responsibility we have to that organization to show up and get up to speed and compete as hard as we can to live up to the trade,” according to ESPN.com.

Miller was the Sabres all time wins leader with 284, while Ott was the former captain of the team. This deal marks the second major trade that the Sabres have made this season, the first being the deal that sent Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders.

The New York Rangers are bringing back a member of their core resigning defenseman Dan Girardi to a six year, $33 million deal according to the NYDailyNews.com.

David Backes of the St. Louis Blues, a member of Team USA hockey and his wife while in Sochi, Russia has brought back stray dogs that otherwise would’ve been destroyed in the country according to ESPN.com.

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