'When business was good, the Rigas family could afford to lose an estimated $15-20 million annually on the Sabres, in hopes a few perks from the state and local governments could help them eventually get back to even or better. But in a matter of weeks, the Rigas family has lost more than 80 percent of its wealth. No, the Sabres aren’t connected to Adelphia Communications in name, but they are most certainly connected.'
A tall pile of pucks
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