'Last summer, the Sabres and Adelphia signed a five-year agreement that would keep the team's broadcasts on Empire and WNSA. According to documents obtained by Business First, the Sabres receive $6.5 million per season in exchange for those broadcast rights. The deal included a clause that would allow the Sabres or Adelphia to opt out after a year. The team's new management is opting to look around, and has until July 1 to make a decision. Jim Leahy, the team's new vice president of sales and marketing, confirmed that the Sabres have had contact with both the YES and MSG networks.'
Empire on the brink
June 9, 2003 Submitted by