'Rudnick acknowledges selling 3,200 season tickets in two months for a team without an owner and with the league's second-worst point total was a stretch.'
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'The phone lines are lighting up on local sports talk shows, with many fans wanting some kind of change. Some are asking for Sabres head coach, Lindy Ruff, to be fired. Some would like to see the same fate for GM Darcy Regier. But most seem to be asking why Regier hasn't pulled off some kind of trade to at least shake up the team. Even some of his own players have wondered the same thing.'
'"Hopefully, they appreciate what I did as a coach. I take some pride in that fact."'
‘After paying anywhere from $50 million to $80 million (all figures U.S.) for your team, the owners in Ottawa, Tampa, Atlanta, Minnesota or Nashville now are watching the Buffalo Sabres being sold by the NHL to local owners for $60 million to $65 million – with much of that being acquired debt.’
'The salient question for the community is this: How much does it want to keep a major league hockey franchise in Buffalo?'
So far this year, Campbell, the 1999 Canadian Hockey League player of the year, has played 16 games, picked up three assists, and removed one earlobe.
'And why he was called back up to Buffalo on Wednesday, taking the place of James Patrick, who is hobbled by back spasms. Fitzpatrick had just been sent back to the Amerks on Monday after a six-game recall.'