'The lockout will not affect the newly formed Sabres Center Ice Club, made up of a group of local businesses to help the franchise rebuild its corporate base. ''We didn't want to sit around and wait for the lockout to end and the teams to return to the ice to start this process,'' co-chairman Bill Collins said. ''Our goal and mission is to support the Sabres and help build the season-ticket base so we can ensure the Sabres will be a viable franchise here for generations to come. To me, this is a blip on the radar screen.'''
Sabres fans disheartened by NHL lockout
September 15, 2004 Submitted by