'A goal the equivalent of 12,000 full season-ticket packages has not been reached, despite the efforts of three prominent businessmen to sell tickets to local businesses. Two months ago, the Sabres had 6,600 season-ticket holders. By the end of last week that had grown to just more than 7,400. "I do remain disappointed in season-ticket sales, but I hope this new effort will help me overcome my disappointment," Bettman said.'
The Sabres Report - October 4, 2002