'Despite erroneous widespread reports, the NHL's other 29 teams are not now supporting the Sabres. Nor does the league have any intention of soliciting funds from its clubs to meet the Buffalo payroll and operating obligations. Indeed, a bankruptcy filing would protect the NHL from assuming a further (or at least, immediate) burden in Western New York as George Pataki considers prospective buyer Mark Hamister's appeal for public aid – and would permit a constructive reorganization so that the season's payrolls can be met regardless of the governor's response to the request.'
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