'"The bids were different in a variety of ways, but Adelphia and the NHL concluded that the bid that was most likely to be successful and be able to close the sale was the Hamister bid. And any debate over which bid was better at this point is a waste of everyone's time. If the Hamister bid doesn't close, I would have grave concerns about the franchise," Bettman said. Asked if he would open up the bidding to Golisano if Hamister's proposal falls apart, he said, "I think I answered your question."'
The Sabres Report - January 8, 2003