'The source said both groups are offering "in the range of $60 million" for the Sabres, although that price tag becomes inflated when adding things such as the Empire Sports Network to the mix.'
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'The league must approve any sale, a process that takes at least several weeks.'
'Rochester billionaire B. Thomas Golisano ended months of discussions with the league by submitting a written offer to the NHL, Larry Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday.'
'Hamister, who also owns the Buffalo Destroyers Arena Football League team, has submitted the only known bid to purchase the Sabres.'
'And the winner of the Buffalo Sabres ownership derby is: Drum roll please … Mark Hamister. Maybe.' (Submitted by: May-Day)
'Which of the two groups is successful remains to be seen, but sources said a final decision – which needs to satisfy Adelphia and the bankruptcy court overseeing the Adelphia reorganization – is imminent.' (Submitted by: Todd)
'The rumor mill has the Sabres shipping centre Chris Gratton to the Phoenix Coyotes. It is a good bet that Gratton would be put on a line with winger Tony Amonte. Buffalo is looking at moving Gratton. Who the Sabres would get in return remains to be seen.'
'"I don't think you can agree when it's something that comes in and affects what your job is," Biron said. "My job is to go out there and be the leader and play the games and get the team out of a winless streak. Get the team on a winning streak. Be the guy that you go back to. This is what I've got to do. This is what I want to do. . . . I think that if yesterday you would have asked me do you think you need to call Ryan Miller up I would have said no . . . because I want to be out there playing again. But the only thing I can do is really control my own stuff."'
'The Devils have the third-worst power play in the NHL.'
'"I am so ready for this, the timing couldn't be better," said Woolley, 33, who was acquired from the Sabres for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. "Things were not so good in Buffalo. The team's not doing well, ownership is having its problems. It's not pretty there right now and it's very frustrating as a player."'