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Ryan Miller will soon be so tired from all his playing time that he'll be stuck in a permanent butterfly pose because it's just more comfortable.
Ryan Miller will soon be so tired from all his playing time that he'll be stuck in a permanent butterfly pose because it's just more comfortable.

With the Buffalo Sabres finally getting back to the .500 mark on the season, it's disappointing to see that the team is still 8 points out of the playoffs. That's the thing about going on a nice 4-0-1 run - it doesn't matter if the teams ahead of you aren't losing.

Sabres climbing up the ladder - The Buffalo News
Since the third game of the season, the Buffalo Sabres have looked at the standings every day and noticed more regulation losses than wins next to their team name. They finally did something about it.

Miller in store for a heavy work load - The Buffalo News
Lindy Ruff looks at the Buffalo Sabres' schedule and likes it. Only one back-to-back game in January and a nice, long All-Star break at the end of the month. The coach and his team don't really have an arduous run until the third week of February, when they play five games in eight days.

Should the Sabres Buy or Sell? - Sabres Everywhere
A classic debate that comes with examples of both players to get rid of and players to bring in.

NHL Midseason Report: Eastern Conference - Sporting News
The first half in the Eastern Conference was revealing. We learned that Colin Campbell doesn’t particularly like Marc Savard. Through the magic of HBO, we learned that the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals is very real, and not just a creation of the media.

First half of the season has been unpredictable - The Buffalo News
Team Canada found out in the World Junior Championships how quickly hockey can turn upside down.

LA Kings, Johnson agree to $30.5M deal - The Globe and Mail
Los Angeles blueliner gets $30.5-million (U.S.), 7-year contract extension.

Flames Kostopoulus suspended for six games - NHL.com
Calgary Flames forward Tom Kostopoulos has been suspended for six games

Alex Frolov's underwhelming season ends in injury for Rangers - Puck Daddy
The end of Frolov's season due to a torn ACL will probably fail to inspire any candlelight vigils in Times Square from Rangers fans.