'Golisano is angling to use some of the personal wealth that he's so frustrated Pataki with politically to buy the team.'
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'The request for an additional line of credit was not unexpected. Judge Michael J. Kaplan granted the Sabres up to $25 million in debtors-in-possession financing when he approved an initial $10 million line of credit after the team filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.'
'Gratton, the Sabres' second-leading scorer with 14 goals and 38 points, had four goals in the three games before he got hurt.'
'"I don't think you ever look forward to something like that," Biron said. "When you give up 11 (goals) and score three in the last three games, it's unacceptable. You've got to do something, and that was the remedy to it, I guess."'
'Golisano – through his political campaigns – has made political enemies of Gov. George E. Pataki, County Executive Joel A. Giambra and other local politicians, especially Republicans. Some of Golisano's local allies, particularly former Erie County Democratic Party chairman G. Steven Pigeon, come with their own political baggage and serve as lightning rods for criticism.'
'Buffalo Sabres alumni will take on a team representing the Southern Tier Regional Emergency Services Squad at 3 p.m. March 2 in the William O. Smith Recreation Center.'
'He hopes to own both the Sabres and the Amerks.'
'"Right now, (Biron is) playing up to his potential and it's great to see," said Satan. "Now, it's just a matter for him to maintain that level of play."'