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Season in review

There's no denying the Sabres improved from the previous two years, which ended after 82 games. A division championship should be celebrated for its rarity, with only six coming in 39 seasons.

Two things seem destined to tarnish the legacy of this season, however. The first was the distance between the fans and their team. The second is the postseason itself.

"I will just say that this season was a tremendous step forward in the regular season, and it was a kick in the backside and a step backward in the playoffs," coach Lindy Ruff said.

There were highlights, however. Take your pick as to which sticks out most.

---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.

@BuffNewsVogl | [email protected]

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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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