'Golisano, owner of Paychex Inc., released a statement through his firm, saying, "We are in a fact-gathering mode since it's been more than two and a half months since we looked at the financial information. We've got some work to do, and then we'll be talking to the league."'
Archives for February 10, 2003
'Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder will be sidelined indefinitely with a sprained right ankle.'
'"There are a lot of issues that future ownership will have to decide. And it will revolve around the reality of where we are. The bankruptcy, the fact that we can generate the revenues to cover current expenses. The greatest expendure you have are players. So, if an ownership group was not prepared to, or not want to go into their pockets to underwrite the losses, the other option would be to cut back on player payroll. This is a possibility and that could mean a lot of things. It could mean draft picks or younger players. Or it could be cheaper, older players."'
'X-rays revealed a high ankle sprain, and it's uncertain how soon Tallinder will be able to return. It could be days. It could be weeks.'
'A lot of business execs like Hamister bemoan welfare and government waste. Indeed, Hamister led Joel Giambra's cost-cutting transition team. But he had no qualms about asking for handouts with the Sabres.'