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Briere gets past stereotypes ... and that Ovechkin hit

Updated: December 6, 2006, 10:04 PM ET
By David Amber | Special to ESPN.com

No one is enjoying the new NHL more than Daniel Briere. Freed from the clutching and grabbing, the 29-year-old Sabres forward is now rocketing his way into the upper echelon of the league and he's taking the Sabres with him.

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In this edition of Facing Off, the Sabres co-captain tells us how early NHL rejections helped him turn his career around, why he and Broadway Joe have something in common and which NHL star he hopes to be skating with at next month's All-Star Game.

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