The St. Louis Blues aren’t expected to make another big splash as the NHL trade deadline approaches. They got their guy in Ryan Miller and were able to bring in Steve Ott as well. This sets up the Blues for a run at the Stanley Cup this season, but the netminder isn’t opposed to the idea of staying in St. Louis after this campaign is over.
Speaking to reporters after making his debut for the team, Miller was quoted by Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and had the following to say about his future with the Blues:
I’m very open to it. But right now, it’s more about the hockey. We’re going to have a lot of time later on to feel that out… I think it’s definitely a possibility.
It’s not surprising to see Miller want to focus on the rest of the regular season, but his positive outlook when it comes to sticking around in St. Louis must be somewhat reassuring to Doug Armstrong. If the goalie ends up leaving and is only a rental player, then the cost of Chris Stewart, Jaroslav Halak, William Carrier and draft picks is incredibly steep. The deal being successful hinges on Miller’s willingness to re-up with the Blues.
He’s played well so far and St. Louis has won both games with Miller in net in dramatic fashion. So far, so good for the Blues.
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