'A sports industry analyst said that a sale could be impossible anytime soon, with an expected player strike looming over the NHL next season. "I don't know that the Sabres are salable at this point," said Marc Ganis of Sportscorp Ltd. in Chicago. "People are hunkering down for a long strike." In addition, the lease deal for the HSBC Arena effectively ties the team to Buffalo, he said, reducing its sale potential.'
The Sabres Report - April 2, 2002