'Buffalo, the surrounding Western New York and Southern Ontario area, deserve more than what has been presented to them this year.'
Archives for December 16, 2002
The team has opened a ticket sales kiosk at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst and will be staffed through Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 before closing at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24.
'The real problem is that we have a Governor, County Executives, Mayors, legislators, councilmembers, and various other politicos walking around with the power to dispense massive amounts of public dollars to whomever they favor. They make politically driven deals and taxpayers are the last to discover what favored interests their dollars are supporting. What is worse is that the Hamisters of the world, if they feel they’ve grabbed an inside track, budget those public dollars into their thinking.'
'While technically not the worst team in the League anymore, they’re only at the top of the stairs to the basement, and they’re still wearing that musty basement smell.'
'They are a business that gives the Buffalo Niagara region an international presence and prestige, regardless of the team's win-loss record. Without the Sabres, the six-year-old, $127 million HSBC Arena becomes a very expensive white elephant in downtown Buffalo. For those reasons, many feel it is not unreasonable for Hamister and Berman to expect some form of public sector help in their effort to purchase the financially beleaguered team.'