'Among all the imponderables about the Sabres situation is what would happen if the governments couldn't provide any aid and Hamister then withdrew his bid. That could leave the team open for purchase from an outsider, who then could move the team. That would be even more likely if the team has to go through bankruptcy, threatening the nonrelocation clause in the Sabres lease. It's doubtful the arena could survive without the Sabres.'
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