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Queen City Sports:
Steve Ott was sitting with his girlfriend at his lake house near Windsor, Ontario, when he got the news.
“I missed a call I think from Joe [Nieuwendyk], and then he texted me. I looked at my girlfriend who was sitting on the couch and said we’d been traded.”
The news came as an expected surprise for Ott who admitted to reading the rumor mills regarding a possible trade.
“There was so much smoke that it was kind of when was it going to happen,” said Ott. “I had that feeling you know, obviously, seeing the rumors swirling around. I got the news and was told I was going to Buffalo.”
Ott said the first person he called was Sabres defenseman Mike Weber.
“He talked so highly of buffalo every single workout the last few years. We always joked about one day playing together. I think, I seen a rumor out there about two weeks prior to the trade, and we both were laughing down at the gym; could you imagine? I called him right away and I could barely get it out. I was like ‘uh, Webby’. He said,...
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