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Daily Links for Wednesday, Dec. 2

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It's the morning after our first snow of the season, and boy do we have some fine links for you. It's Ryan Miller day before the break, and more talk about the Ovechkin and Vokoun controversies after.

Miller's focus never wavers | Sabres Edge
There was an article in the Buffalo News today about Miller, but I think this short interview from the Sabres Edge gives a bit more insight into what Miller is doing differently this year that's giving him such awesome success.

Miller time comes early for Burke | The Globe and Mail
A report from the Toronto Globe & Mail about the love/hate relationship Maple Leafs/Team USA GM Brian Burke has with Ryan Miller.

Blueline basics bring Butler success | The Hockey News
Here's a nice story about Butler's transition from Portland call-up to rock solid defender. Thanks to DBTB reader Traver for the heads-up about the article!

Is Ovechkin a reckless player? | TSN
I think you can confidently argue that he is, after earning a 2 game suspension for his recent knee-on-knee hit, but TSN polls 25 players on whether or not his recklessness is the sign of a dirty player.

Mush Minded Madness | Bourne's Blog
If you don't read Justin Bourne's blog, you're missing a very entertaining take on hockey and life from a former player turned writer. This post is a good intro if you've missed the boat so far; it talks about the Vokoun hit and much much more.

The top 10 NHL coaches of the past decade | Puck Daddy
Puck Daddy continues its "Best of the Decade" series with a look at coaches. Our own Lindy Ruff makes the list, but at what position? Click and find out.

Sabres Blog-Off (Round 1) | The NHL Arena
In case you still haven't done it yet, vote for DBTB over at The NHL Arena and help us win the internet!