Archives for July 2004

Sabres' ticket scale gets an overhaul

'Season-ticket prices in the 100 and 200 levels will be reduced dramatically, between 12 and 28 percent. Season tickets in the 300 Level will remain constant for the third straight year. The team will introduce "variable pricing" for box office sales so that a ticket for a Friday night game against Toronto could cost double or triple the price of a Tuesday night game against Nashville or Carolina.'

Sabres Announce New Ticket Pricing

Today at noon the Sabres will announce exclusively on WGR Sports Radio 55 that they are reducing season tickets and introducing variable pricing. The reduction in season tickets of between 12 and 28 percent is the largest one-time rollback in team history.

Pyatt sees bright lights in Sabres&#8217 future

'“It was a bit of a difficult second half for myself,” said Pyatt. “I had a few injuries and that kept me out of 20 games and just couldn’t really get back into the groove when I got back into the lineup.”'

Zhitnik To Test Free Agency

'Gandler was positive despite the uncertainty of the collective bargaining negotiations. The possible work stoppage and likely shrinking salaries will play a huge role in where Zhitnik ends up.'

Zhitnik eager to test free agency

'His agent, Mark Gandler, said Zhitnik is intent on exploring what other offers might be out there. “We want to see what the market is going to be like,'' said Gandler, who didn't rule out the possibility of Zhitnik returning to Buffalo.'

Work out in off-season, then wait

'After playing on mostly an American Hockey League salary his first eight seasons, Fitzpatrick spent all of last season in the NHL earning around $375,000. He is now a restricted free agent, with the Buffalo Sabres retaining his rights by making a qualifying offer (an automatic 10 percent raise) in mid-June. ”I’m extremely happy where I am and I don’t want to go anywhere else,” Fitzpatrick said.'