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Winter Wonderland at the Ralph

Good morning and Happy 2008 from the Ice Bowl!

The cover of the game program for the NHL Winter Classic has some Penguin and Sabre figurines playing hockey in a snow globe and it's a perfect picture because that's what we have this morning in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The snow is gently falling with a light breeze and it's the kind of postcard scene that NBC and CBC were probably dreaming of. The zamboni is on the ice and there will be no problems if the weather stays like this. The tailgate parties are in full swing. You're expecting the Bills to come bursting out of the tunnel.

If you're coming down, take a look atop the upper decks. The NFL flags have been replaced by large flags for each NHL team. The Western Conference clubs are on the press box side while the Eastern Conference are on the visitors' side of the field. Nice touch.

---Mike Harrington

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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