TORONTO -- With the media mob down the hall and focused on the collapsing Maple Leafs, I had a good chance for an in-depth interview with Ryan Miller tonight after he helped the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory that allowed them to move back into first overall in the NHL standings.
Miller is just trying to fit in, he told me repeatedly during the chat. It was funny to hear, given how he was the face of the franchise in Buffalo. He doesn't have to be that here, given the array of Olympians on the Blues.
Miller is always glib and his spirits were understandably much brighter than the last couple years in Buffalo as the losses mounted. Click below to hear the entire conversation, with Miller's thoughts on the Blues' hard style, his adjustment under coach Ken Hitchcock and his thoughts on Pat LaFontaine's departure and Ted Nolan's contract extension.