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ALL-DECADE TEAM

As part of our Sabres Decade in Review story running New Year's Day, I picked an all-decade team (with help from good friend and former Sabres reporter Tim Graham).

The depth chart for 2000 to 2010:

GOALTENDER

Ryan Miller
Dominik Hasek

DEFENSEMEN

Teppo Numminen-Jay McKee
Brian Campbell-Alexei Zhitnik
James Patrick-Jason Woolley

FORWARDS

Thomas Vanek-Daniel Briere-Miroslav Satan
Jochen Hecht-Chris Drury-J.P. Dumont
Tim Connolly-Derek Roy-Jason Pominville
Curtis Brown-Stu Barnes-Maxim Afinogenov

ENFORCER

Rob Ray

The tougest calls were Miller over Hasek (went with longevity and this year's numbers over Hasek's short dominance) and leaving Toni Lydman off the team. Patrick molded Campbell and was talented, while Woolley was better offensively. I also cheated a little by moving Connolly to left wing, but it was the only way he was making the team -- and I couldn't leave him off and put Erik Rasmussen on.

Now it's your turn to vote for a first team. Pick one each of LW, C, RW and G, and select two D.

---John Vogl

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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.

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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.

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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.

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