'One major hurdle is the price. The Rigases apparently piled up $150 million in debt on the Sabres' books, but the franchise is worth about $35 million less. The Rigases would want to clear out as much debt as possible, but any prospective owners will not want to pay higher than the market price.'
Archives for June 9, 2002
'The year before switching uniforms, the Sabres ranked 24th in merchandise sales in the NHL. Their first season in their new attire in new HSBC Arena, they rocketed to seventh and have remained in the top 10 ever since.'