Bahssin is not unfamiliar to the Sabres – he was a final candidate for the GM position in 1997 that was ultimately given to Darcy Regier.
Archives for August 8, 2002
'According to Bassin's bio on the Erie Otters webpage. Bassin is regarded as one of the top hockey minds in the world. He was CHL executive of the year last year. The highlights of his long resume include a stint as assitant general manager of the Quebec Nordique.'
'News Four Sports learned late Thursday afternoon that there has been a bid officially submitted to buy the Buffalo Sabres. It is led by Montreal businessman Alan Maislin and Erie Otters owner Sherry Bassin. The group includes investors from Canada and the United States who will keep the team in Buffalo.'
'The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Jason Pominville and defenseman Radoslav Hecl, the team said.'
'Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed by the Sabres. Canadian Press reported Biron would make $1.9 million next season and $2.2 million in 2003-04. Biron made $750,000 last season.'
'Goaltender Martin Biron of the Buffalo Sabres avoided salary arbitration on Thursday, signing a two-year contract that will pay him $1.9 million next season and $2.2 million in 2003-04.'
'"Marty established himself as one of the best young goaltanders in the NHL last season," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "His play over the second half of the season was a large contributor to the team's success."'
'The Buffalo Sabres have locked up starting goaltender Martin Biron for the next two seasons. Biron, who was set to go to arbitration, avoided it by signing a two-year deal late Wednesday night. Terms were not disclosed.'
'Ratchuk received an early wedding present Wednesday when his hometown NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres, signed him to a one-year contract. The Sabres also re-signed Rochester's homegrown defenseman, Rory Fitz-patrick, to a one-year deal. Both players are expected to play for the Amerks.'
'Buffalo Sabres center Tim Connolly and winger Eric Boulton will be among the athletes playing golf with fans in the 15th annual John Bednarski Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday at Shadow Lake and Shadow Pines.'