'But 3,000 people? In the middle of August? “It was crazy,” said Kevin Snow, a spokesman for the team. “We knew interest was high, but…”'
Archives for August 2006
The Sabres Report - August 25, 2006
'Detroit is considered a front-runner, but many are speculating that Dumont is comfortable in Buffalo and might return for something similar to the $1.596 million he made last year.'
'"In all the summers I've been here, there's never been this amount of excitement or interest about the Sabres," said Michael Gilbert, the team's director of public relations.'
The Sabres Report - August 24, 2006
Minus veterans, Amerks look to talented youth (Rochester D&C)
'Success doesn't stem solely from the team's winning record. Owner B. Thomas Golisano made some good and compassionate ticket-pricing decisions that helped broaden and solidify the team's fan base, and the marketing staff has posted a winning record too. And it's not just the region's leaders who should notice – the Bills should be this lucky.'
'"This year there probably won't be as many Maple Leaf fans at the games because individual ticket buyers from Canada won't be able to buy as many seats at those games because our season ticket holders have already purchased them," explains Sabres director of public relations Mike Gilbert.'
The Sabres Report - August 23, 2006
‘”It’s wait and see right now,” said Archambault. “There’s still 20 days before training camps open. We’re studying all our options. J.P. has a young family and wants to go somewhere that will be comfortable.”‘
'The Buffalo Sabres haven't had a waiting list for season tickets for close to 25 years. They may be creating one this summer. Buoyed by brisk sales, Sabres officials now expect to cap their season-ticket total at 14,000 to 14,500 seats.'
The Sabres Report - August 22, 2006
'Miller's agent, Mike Liut, tells channel 2 that discussions are taking place on both long, and short term contracts. What's signficant is that earlier in the summer, G-M Darcy Regier had indicated Miller was interested in a shorter term deal, with the ability to become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons. Monday, Liut said Miller would potentially be interested in going long term with Buffalo.'
The Sabres Report - August 21, 2006
'They lack the toughness needed to endure the long regular season and go deep into the playoffs.'