'"It's amazing," said Dorian Andrewes, the Sabres Canadian sales and marketing manager. "In spite of all the blue jackets — that's what we call the empty seats — we're making more money this year than we were last year."'
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Both Maxim Afinogenov and the Buffalo Sabres suffered yet another setback on Monday as a result of more headaches for Afinogenov. The right winger has suffered for nearly two months as a result of a puck hitting his forehead in Russia, and it could very well be another two months before he plays.
'The Sabres have won only once in their past six games. They totaled just five goals in their past three outings.'
'"The fans don't question the coaching, management or the players," Ray continued. "They're more or less saying why should they come out and support something they feel has screwed them over? They were promised a lot of things for the town itself, not just hockey, but things like jobs and the price of cable. They're more or less saying: 'Hey, it's not you guys but if we support the team, it's going to look like we're overlooking everything else.'"'