'Three sources, who asked not to be identified, and are closely tied to the bidding process, told The Associated Press that the deadline could come as early as sometime this week.'
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'The Niagara Partnership is a chamber of commerce-type group, made up of representatives of the region's business community. A similar campaign was launched in the late 1990s, credited with successfully generating enough ticket sales to prevent the NFL Buffalo Bills from relocating.'
'Defenseman Dmitri Kalinin rejoined the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, a day after he was demoted to the minors.'
'Officials said the ticket campaign will target three areas: small businesses in the Buffalo area; out of market sales of tickets and suites in Rochester and southern Ontario; large employers in the Buffalo area.'
Who are these people? They certainly aren't the Buffalo Sabres I'm familiar with. And I like it.
The Sabres have 21 players on the roster, two under the NHL maximum.
'“They want me to play more physical, they want me to get some emotion going,” said Kalinin, a member of the American Hockey League’s All-Rookie team in 1999-2000. “I’m trying to do it, I want to stay in Buffalo as long as I can.”'