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Ryan Miller traded to St. Louis Blues in five-player deal

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(Bill Wippert/Getty Images)

The Blues acquired Ryan Miller and Steve Ott in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, and two draft picks. (Bill Wippert/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

The St. Louis Blues are all in.

Gearing up for a run at their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, the Blues swung a blockbuster five-player deal tonight with the Buffalo Sabres, acquiring franchise goaltender Ryan Miller and team captain Steve Ott.

In exchange, the Blues sent goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart and prospect William Carrier to the Sabres, along with a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round draft pick in 2016.

WATCH: Sabres pay tribute to departing hero Ryan Miller 

Buffalo will also cover the difference between the salaries of Miller and Halak, approximately $1.75 million.

This is a bold, game-changing move by GM Doug Armstrong, one that not only legitimizes the Blues as a Cup front-runner, but also throws down the gauntlet and dares other challengers to ante up.

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  • Published On Feb 28, 2014
  • Top Line: Andrew Shaw auctions Cup stitches; Olympic camp talk; more links

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    Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks

    What home is complete without Andrew Shaw’s facial stitches on display? (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Someone with $6,500 to blow decided they wanted to spend it on the stitches used to sew up Andrew Shaw’s face after he suffered that famous gash in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals . . . but that isn’t nearly as interesting as the conversation the buyer is about to have with his wife when he tries to explain why it’s a good idea to put ‘em on display in the living room.

    • Patrice Bergeron says that he’s “95 percent recovered” from the injuries he suffered during the playoffs and that he should be ready when the Bruins begin camp. The message from the B’s should be, “Take all the time you need, buddy.”

    • It was all talk and no action in Calgary as Canada opened its Olympic orientation camp. Where’s Mario when you need him?

    • Leave it to crusty ol’ Damien Cox to point out the obvious about this camp: Hockey Canada (and, really, every other national federation) is blowing an opportunity with this thing by being cheap.

    Sentimentality won’t play any part in deciding the Team Canada roster. “The team will be made up of players who can skate, think and move the puck,” said Kevin Lowe, who is a member of the management group. “There could be a number of changes from the gold-medal team in Vancouver.”

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  • Published On Aug 26, 2013