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Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL September 11th, 2014

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The Canucks filled a glaring weakness in goal by signing Miller for three years and $18 million. The 34-year-old joins his third NHL team after splitting the last season between Buffalo and St. Louis, where Miller and the Blues were eliminated by Chicago in Round 1 of the playoffs. Miller had a .897 save percentage in the playoffs but had a 2.64 GAA and .918 save percentage overall last season.

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Nick Holden, Colorado Avalanche The 27-year-old defenseman broke onto the scene with the Avalanche by scoring 10 goals in 54 games in his first full NHL season. His 0.19 goals per game tied him for ninth among defensemen and earned him a three-year contract.

Marty St-Louis, obviously, wants another deep Cup run.

As the New York Rangers made their run to the Stanley Cup final last spring, Martin St. Louis was their soothsayer.

“It just seemed like whatever Marty was saying was kind of coming true,” defenceman Ryan McDonagh said.

Looking back, McDonagh said, it’s hard to imagine the Rangers getting so far had they not acquired the veteran winger at the trade deadline. St. Louis had been through a similar experience in 2004 winning the Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning and now gets the opportunity he didn’t 10 years ago because of the lockout.

“I didn’t have a chance at continuity,” St. Louis said as part of a promotional media tour for new NHL sponsor Crest. “This year I’m looking forward to that continuity. I know we didn’t win or anything, but I’m looking forward to that.”

Koivu announces his retirement.

Injuries, a battle with cancer and struggles to make the playoffs marked his 13 years in Montreal, but for the generation of fans who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, Saku Koivu was the face of the Canadiens.

The memories flooded back Wednesday when the gifted and dauntless centre announced his retirement after 18 NHL seasons, including 10 years as the Canadiens captain.