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Ryan Miller central: A look back and everything on the trade

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Sabres goalie Ryan Miller makes a save on Carolina’s Jeff Skinner Tuesday night in his final game in Buffalo. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

There will be no more Miller time. The almost yearlong debate on whether to re-sign or trade Ryan Miller is finally over. The Sabres' standout goalie for 12 seasons is finally leaving Buffalo. He and captain Steve Ott are headed to St. Louis.

Miller was drafted by the Sabres in June 1999. He played for the Sabres' affiliate in Rochester before debuting for the Sabres in November 2002.

In the 2006-07 season, Miller and the Sabres won their first 10 games, setting a franchise record and tying the league record set in 1993-94 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was also the season that Miller and the Sabres set a franchise and league 10-game record for longest winning streak in away games. His outstanding career with the Sabres included the back-to-back runs to the Eastern Conference finals that started with the "Dream and Believe" series of 2005-06. He was the starting goaltender for the Eastern Conference of the 2007 NHL All-Star game. In the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Miller and the U.S. team won the silver medal.

 Here is a look at the coverage of the trade online and in Saturday's paper, and a look back at his stellar career in stories, photos, videos and blogs from our archives.

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John Vogl

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