'"We confirmed there were five groups doing due diligence. The 'imminence' or 'days away' of any of those bids didn't come from us,'' Bettman said. "We never put a timetable on it. We are in a process that I am comfortable is proceeding on an orderly basis. And I believe in the not too distant future — and I don't mean hours or days — this process will be headed towards a conclusion. But I'm not going to put a timetable on it and I am not concerned."'
The Sabres Report - October 3, 2002