'If AHL Rochester cannot reach an agreement with long-time partner Buffalo, the Lightning will step in. The Americans, a Sabres affiliate for 24 seasons and with three years remaining on their contract, want a commitment the Sabres will stock the team with more veterans to help it improve. Feaster said he can accommodate that vision. "With the money we have budgeted for the minor leagues, we can put a very good hockey club in there," he said.'
The Sabres Report - May 10, 2003