'"I believe we can improve on revenues. The idea is to do this with as little debt as possible."'
Archives for June 2002
The Sabres Report - June 27, 2002
'"We have met with and are in regular contact with the NHL and we are committed in doing everything we can to keep the Sabres in Buffalo," said Michael Marr, spokesman for the Empire State Development Corporation. "To that end, this week we met with a potential buyer committed to keeping the team in Buffalo." Marr said the meeting took place in Buffalo earlier this week, but would not disclose the topics discussed during the meeting or the identity of the prospective buyer.'
'DuRoss wouldn't reveal who has approached him other than to say he's been contacted by an investment banking firm and other people with ties to western New York.'
\’\”I believe you can turn a profit operating the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. Buffalo is a strong hockey market.\”\’
'Now that Hasek has proved to be a man of his word by retiring from the NHL after helping Detroit win the 2002 Stanley Cup, I am more convinced than ever that his request to be traded by the Sabres to a championship contender was reasonable and appropriate.'
The Sabres Report - June 26, 2002
'Lever, 50, whose time with the Sabres gave him the second- longest tenure for a National Hockey League assistant behind Doug Jarvis's 14 years with Dallas, was associate coach to Lindy Ruff the past five years.'
'But it probably will take more than the mandatory 10-percent raise to get Biron to play in Buffalo next season.'
'Paille will attend the Sabres training camp in the fall but is expected to return to Guelph for his third Ontario Hockey League season.'
'Hasek's "Red Wing forever" quote upset many in HSBC Arena on Tuesday, but everyone there chose to take the high road when commenting on the substantial impact Hasek had on Buffalo and the Sabres.'
'Sabres fans can sulk over his exit, gripe how he barely acknowledged his former teammates, wonder whether he quit on the Sabres during the '97 playoffs, hate him for running former coach Ted Nolan out of town. But there's no denying his place as the greatest athlete in Buffalo sports history.'