'The agreement also will enable the Sabres and Amerks to join forces in a new marketing partnership that will increase the Sabres footprint in the Rochester area and further aid the Sabres in their desire to regionalize the franchise.'
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'Confirmations could be made by late next week that General Manager Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff will stay with the Sabres.'
'“I never knew there were so many Buffalo Sabres fans and hockey fans in Rochester,” Golisano said Wednesday, when he and management of the Sabres joined Amerks management in making the announcement at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. “It didn’t make sense to have something that has been together so long fall by the wayside,” Golisano said.'
'What makes this new agreement meaningful and not just lip service from an erstwhile politician is that the Sabres increased the Amerks’ annual budget by half-a-million dollars, to nearly $2 million. Nobody knows yet how wide the competitive Golisano will open his wallet in Buffalo, but $500,000 extra down on the farm goes a long way. Instead of being in the bottom third of payroll in the AHL, Rochester rockets into the top six.'