The St. Louis Blues have a new goalie. Maybe you’ve heard of him. Some guy named Ryan Miller? American Olympian and former elite netminding option of the Buffalo Sabres? He’s in St. Louis now thanks to a monster trade ahead of the NHL’s deadline for such moves, and he’ll be making his home debut for the Blues tonight.
His home arena has been Buffalo since 2002. Adjusting to life at the Scottrade Center might be strange at first, but something tells us that the hometown crowd will be receptive to the man who Doug Armstrong hopes will be the final piece of the Stanley Cup playoff puzzle.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 4, 2014
Armstrong was adamant that he got his guy at the deadline, and has stressed that to the media since the trade went down last Friday.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong on Ryan Miller: “We weren’t in the market goalie a goalie: we were in the market for this goalie.”
— Mike Brophy (@HockeyBroph) March 4, 2014
Miller came away with a 4-2 win in his first start with the team against the Phoenix Coyotes, but could have his hands full tonight against a supercharged Tampa Bay Lightning squad. He won’t have to face off against Steven Stamkos, which is always a plus, but the Lightning are one of the better teams in the East and should provide the Blues with a strong test.
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