Today In History – Ryan Miller and Steve Ott Traded From The Sabres
On paper, it seemed like the right thing to do for The Buffalo Sabres. But looking back at the trade, was it really worth it?
Sports is definitely a business and it's not easy to see into the future. Sometimes it's easy to forget that. When you really enjoy watching a player and suddenly they're traded from the team, you can feel betrayed and angry that your team let you down.
More often than not, you're left wondering, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING??"
This trade was one that a lot of people saw coming. But it didn't hurt less seeing them go.
It was today in 2014 that The Buffalo Sabres traded their all star, olympic playing goalie and one of the players with the most grit and determination to ever wear the blue and gold away for some players and a couple prospects.
Yup, February 28th, 2014 is the day that Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott were traded from the Sabres to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jaroslav Halák, Chris Stewart, William Carrier and two future draft picks.
Looking back, you might be saying, "they got WHO?"
As a fan, it's tough to watch great players walk out the door. But when they're not going to be resigned, and their contract is almost up, you have to get something for them. That's what the Sabres did. And it still hurts...even 5 years later.