'"I think all the ownership groups are very much committed, and that's the important thing to keeping the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo," Giambra said.'
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'In fact, sources close to a group led by Sherry Bassin, who owns a junior hockey team in Erie, Pa., said that group could make its bid to the league by Monday. The Bassin group met by teleconference late Thursday to discuss its offer.'
'"You really want to see what they can do in a game," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said before Thursday night's scrimmage in the ESL Center in Rochester. "Some guys get just one game. There's not a lot of time. Guys know that it's one game and then it's off to Rochester."'
'Doors at the arena will open at 4 p.m., and fans will be able to take their seats at 5 to accommodate crews from Universal Pictures that will be capturing crowd shots and a scene involving singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" for use in the film. The Sabres and the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission are urging local residents to be part of movie history by filling arena seats for the Sabres-Ottawa Senators contest.'
'"My eyes were pretty bad," said McKee. "I couldn't even read the names of opposing players names on their backs during the National Anthems. One of my eyes was near-sighted, the other was far-sighted. I had a tough time seeing at a distance. Now I know that I can read names on the back of uniforms from a hundred yards away. That's how much of a difference it is now."'
'"I scored 16 last year and my goal was to score 20 or more," said the 25-year-old native of Mannheim, Germany. "I know I can do better."'