-- 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 Sunday READ MORE
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 MORE | Read the team's announcement on La Fontaine
Also inside; Hear LaFontaine on WBEN the day after being hired.
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:
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.