Empire on the brink

Via: Business First of Buffalo

'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.'