'I hope Gary Bettman understands how important Buffalo is to his league. I hope he realizes that the Knoxes and the Rigases never really owned the team. The Sabres belong to the people of Buffalo, to the hockey fans. They have the kind of ownership that's backed not by money but by memories, by the currency of human emotion.'
Losing Sabres would mean losing culture
June 21, 2002 Submitted by
Via: Buffalo News