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To say the Sabres had ups and downs over the past 10 years would be an understatement.

They went bankrupt.

They went outside.

They lost the face of the franchise.

They won admiration with back-to-back conference finals.

They lost the faces of the franchise again.

They dressed the town in new jerseys.

The town complained about the jerseys.

They had fantastic playoff moments.

They missed the playoffs an awful lot.

The Buffalo News' look at the top five stories of the 2000s will run on New Year's Day. Here's your chance to vote on what you think was the biggest tale. Not every moment is included, of course, so if you feel strongly about one, let everyone know.

---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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