Amerks’ season will start fast (Rochester D&C)
‘”We view it as good news for the Buffalo Sabres,” Regier said. “From my perspective it is very important. He’s been very successful on the development front.”‘
'Forbes magazine, in a ranking of 122 franchises in the NHL, National Football League, Major League Baseball, and National Basketball Association, said the Sabres are hockey's biggest success story. The team's brand value has increased 53 percent to $16 million.'
‘If the NHL posted numbers one-tenth as good across the U.S. as it does in Buffalo it would be giddy. Gary Bettman would Riverdance from Erie to Ontario.’
Amerks captain Smith will play in Germany (Rochester D&C)
'“It’s a reflection of the marketplace that has become costlier,” Regier said. “The other part is some of our younger players are maturing and performing at a higher level, and that’s reflected in their salary.”'