'With Allen apparently out of the picture, ownership of the Sabres is left to be decided among groups of local investors. The group lead by area businessman Mark Hamister is believed to be the front runner at this time.'
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'A source says DuRoss, who owns the Rochester Rhinos soccer team and the Providence Bruins of the AHL, is still in the process of putting his ownership group together, and met with Bettman to see if he'd be encouraged to continue. DuRoss apparently was encouraged to pursue ownership of the Sabres, even though it appears the group headed by Buffalo Destroyers owner Mark Hamister is in far stronger position to complete a deal.'
"We do not have any interest in the Sabres," Nank said. "Or any other NHL team."'