'However, the league's support comes with a condition. Bettman made it clear, that with all the talk of the Sabres' problems, fans must support the franchise. In other words, buy tickets.'
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'"I have been in touch with the Rigases. I have been in touch with Erland Kailbourne, who is acting chairman of Adelphia. We're not looking to do anything precipitous," Bettman said. "They have a whole lot of issues that they are dealing with. There are a whole lot of allegations, but we are closely monitoring it because if at some point it becomes necessary for us to take affirmative action, we will be prepared to do that."'