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.