'"As of (Monday), the period of negotiating exclusivity granted to the Mark Hamister group for the purchase of the Buffalo Sabres has expired," NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly said. "As a result, the club now is free to purchase the franchise. Mr. Hamister remains welcome to pursue the purchase." "Our objective remains to find a purchaser who will maintain the franchise in Buffalo."'
Hamister loses exclusive rights to buy Sabres
February 3, 2003 Submitted by