'No one in Buffalo should start counting on a quick takeover of the moribund Sabres by prospective owners Mark Hamister and Todd Berman. They may not even be able to count on a takeover at all. That's because the bid by the Buffalo-area natives is not binding, and it comes with conditions for things such as government money and concessions that could sink it long before it reaches the National Hockey League's board of governors for approval.'
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