Found October 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Craig Custance of ESPN participated in an online chat this afternoon... How in the world are the Tampa Bay Lightning leading the entire Atlantic division right now? Craig Custance  They're finally getting some goaltending to go with Stamkos and St. Louis. I have to say, I was suspect with the signing of Filppula but he's impressed people in Tampa with his veteran, complete game. He's a pro and has been a nice fit in Tampa. Jon Cooper continues to win everywhere he goes, you have to give early credit to him too and the wolfpack mentality he tries to instill in his teams. What teams are interested in Ryan Miller and what are the Sabres going to look for in return? The Isles made a bad trade in my opinion gave up way to much for Vanek when he is to me a small upgrade from Moulson. Craig Custance  Doesn't sound like there was a ton of active conversations right now regarding Miller. It's so tough to trade a goalie, simply because there are only 30 st...
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