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“It’s a lot for our fans to swallow in a short amount of time. Your franchise goalie is gone, your captain is traded, the former player Hall of Famer that was President of Hockey Operations has resigned so it creates the same reaction that you’re probably measuring from your readers and from Twitter. It creates uncertainty and it’s something that fans are going to be upset with."     

-- Sabres President Ted Black 
Black: LaFontaine Quit, Wasn't Pushed Out

According to Buffalo Sabres President, Ted Black, Pat LaFontaine resigned his post as President of Hockey Operations and was not fired. Black, who along with General Manager, Tim Murray meet with the media Sunday at First Niagara Center. 

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Coach Nolan Says  " We're Numb" "and "Something Happened" with LaFontaine; Talks of his Contract Status

One day after learning that his friend, Pat LaFontaine, had resigned as the President of Hockey Operations for the Buffalo Sabres, Head Coach, Ted Nolan addressed the media Sunda
LaFontaine Resigns
Pat LaFontaine abruptly resigned as the Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations on Saturday a little more than three months after being brought in to provide a new direction to the NHL's last-place team, and less than 24 hours after the team traded star goalie Ryan Miller and team Capt. Steve Ott. 

| Read the team's announcement on La Fontaine 
Also inside; Hear LaFontaine on WBEN the day after being hired.
The Trade: Why? and Now What?

Now that the emotions are settling after the blockbuster Ryan Miller trade to the St. Louis Blues, the experts are chiming in on what the trade means.   And by most accounts, it seems the Sabres got the better end of the deal while the Blues may have only edged their shot at the Stanley Cup just a little bit higher.  

INSIDE  Here are a couple columns analyzing Friday's big Ryan Miller, Steve Ott trade deal and what it means for both teams:

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The Photo Sabres FansProbably  Don't Want To See: Ryan Miller in a different Blue & Gold

St Louis Blues goaltender Ryan Miller looks on during the pregame skate before an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Sunday, March. 2, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. Miller is making his debut with the Blues after being traded from the Buffalo Sabres. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)


Fans jumped to their feet at the First Niagara Center  when the Sabres played video tributes to Ryan Miller and Steve Ott during a break in the game against the San Jose Sharks Friday night. 

At Left-- Buffalo Sabres' Zenon Konopka (24), Matt Ellis (37), coach Ted Nolan, Cody Hodgson (19) and Marcus Foligno (82) look up at the replay highlights of Ryan Miller's career during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Buffalo won 4-2. Miller was traded Friday to the St. Louis Blues. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BELOW : See the Tribute Video

Miller and Murray Talk of the Trade
"I've basically grown up here," Miller said to Buffalo reporters after the deal was finalized. "Over a third of my life has been in Upstate New York, so you can really say that this is where I grew up. This is where I've had a lot of moments in my life, and I'm obviously forever going to be tied to this part of the world, and I hope to continue that relationship as best I can moving forward."
LISTEN: Miller and Ott react to being traded

LISTEN: Sabres' GM Murray talks about the trade
VIDEO : Analysis of the Miller Trade  from the NHL Network

The Details: Miller & Ott Traded to St. Louis.

The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a second conditional draft pick.


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