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Ryan Miller after his first game with the St. Louis Blues, a 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
“I definitely thought (St. Louis) was a good option for me. I was trying to be really open to anything that was going to come my way and be professional and be ready to play. I was kind of thinking about the possibility of St. Louis and now that it’s happened, it’s gone through, I’m really excited to be here. I do think it’s a good fit.”
-Ryan Miller of the St. Louis Blues, who will start against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight. More on Miller from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
This is a terrific deal for the Blues who had been in the hunt for Miller for months. Halak has a wonderful record (29-4-4, 2.23 avg, .917 save percentage), but the perception is he’s not as good as Quick, for sure. If the Blues are to get out of the logjam in the West, they are going to need a goalie who can match saves with Crawford and Niemi (both Cup winners) and Hiller, too. They are stacked on defence with three Olympians (Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo on the Canadian team and Kevin Shattenkirk on Team USA) and up front they have five Olympians (David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko).
-Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal on the Buffalo/St. Louis trade. Read more on the move.
Between the first and second period of the Sabres/Sharks game, Ryan Miller spoke to the media.
added 7:13pm, Blues press release below...
added 6:41pm, Another tweet from McKenzie,
Not saying this is it, but one scenario that has definitely been discussed: 3-way trade involving BUF, STL and OTT. A # of variations.
added 6:42pm, McKenzie again,
STL would get Miller, OTT would get Chris Stewart, BUF would get prospects from OTT. If Ott (the player) included to STL, 1st rder to BUF.
from Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
For a generation of St. Louis hockey fans who were learning what the NHL was all about in the Blues’ infancy, Dan Kelly was their tour guide. He became the team’s radio voice in its second season and not only educated listeners but hooked them with his simple, yet electric, signature goal call.
“He shoots ... he SCORRRES!”
But it was Kelly who also scored, as he developed into one of the most iconic sportscasters in a city that has produced an inordinate number of nationally known figures. And like many of those on a list that includes Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola, Jay Randolph, Dan Dierdorf, Bob Costas, Gary Bender and Joe Buck, Kelly reached the big time.
His epic run lasted 21 seasons, and it now has been a quarter century since his voice was silenced. It was 25 years ago Monday that he died, at age 52, from cancer.
Watch how the injury occurred belw, keep an eye on Leopold's right lower leg.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward Vladimir Sobotka on injured reserve with a left leg injury. Sobotka, who was recently named to the Czech Republic’s roster, will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics and be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Sobotka, 26, has dressed in 46 games, posting 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes while leading the National Hockey League (NHL) with a 60.9% success rate on faceoffs this season.
The 5’11, 200-pound forward is currently in his seventh NHL season and fourth with the Blues. Overall, he has accumulated 115 points (33 goals, 82 assists) and 256 penalty minutes in 366 career regular season games.
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