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Lots of good stuff today, folks. Plenty of Sabres news involving guys named Miller, Pominville, Rivet, Adam and Kassian. After the break, and argument for and against advanced metrics in hockey (such as the Corsi rating), Danny Briere gets a 3 game suspension, and  coach's challenges in hockey?

Miller misses practice; Kassian reaches agreement - Sabres Edge
Also, Jason Pominville is set to return after passing his neuro-psych test.

Rivet Will Not Resign As Captain - WGR 550
Rivet won't relinquish the C without a fight.

Sabres sign Kassian -
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the signing of 2009 first-round pick Zack Kassian to a three-year entry level contract.

The American Hockey League announced today that Portland Pirates center Luke Adam has been named the Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for October.

Danny Briere 'shocked' by three game suspension - Broad Street Hockey
Briere said Colin Campbell didn't even listen to what he had to say in his own defense today. A transcript of Briere's interview is included.

Numbers that really count are on the scoreboard - The Globe and Mail
Baseball-ization of hockey continues on scoresheet – some figures are valid; others are hogwash. An argument against advanced metrics in hockey.

Roy MacGregor placed on LTIR Following Failed Attack on Straw Man - Behind The Net
Gabe Desjardins offers a counter-point to the article above.

Devils' Zach Parise to have knee surgery -
The injury bug continues to haunt the New Jersey Devils.

Dreger: Examining the possibilities of a 'coach's challenge' - TSN
Panthers GM Dale Tallon says he is considering proposing a coach's challenge rule at the November GMs meeting in the wake of Colton Orr's controversial winning goal Tuesday night.