'The plan paints a picture of just what could happen if the city loses the team… and what could happen if it stays.'
Archives for January 16, 2003
'It is still unknown whether the state, county and city are willing to commit public funding to the team, a point that has held up the potential sale for weeks.'
'"He's really come a long way this season," commented Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. "I think he could be as good as he wants to be. He has the drive. It's the kind of drive that could make him a great player."'
'''The decision not to pay these three players, to not make the payments, was made at the level that involved the league and their outside counsel,'' Regier said. ''This decision was made by the league, which is supervising the team.'' (Submitted by: LTSGOBFLO!)
'Court documents state Muckler is owed $25,000, but he said Wednesday the actual figure is substantially higher.'
'The National Hockey League, not the Buffalo Sabres, made the decision to withhold deferred payments owed to three players Jan. 1. And those players could become unrestricted free agents as a result of not getting paid.'
'Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said the speedy Olympian's first game back could be Jan. 24 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in HSBC Arena.'
'Privately, though, other business and political sources in the last few days have said that the longer the process continues to stretch out, the greater their fears that the government aid package won't be worked out.'
'Sitting last in the Northeast Division, Buffalo is 5-1 during the 2003 calendar year.'
'The Buffalo Sabres can't seem to find a buck, and the San Jose Sharks can't seem to find the goal.'