'One notable shift for the coming season is that Friday night home games will begin at 8 p.m. while other evening games will face off at 7 p.m. The Sabres said the Friday night change was done to allow "fans time to patronize local restaurants and establishments before enjoying the game at the HSBC Arena."'
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'Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson said he applauded Golisano's efforts to regionalize the Sabres, and that higher Sabre ticket sales will decrease the City's cost of operating the Blue Cross Arena.'
'Eric Boulton and newcomer Steve Begin were the only Buffalo Sabres to file for salary arbitration before the National Hockey League's midnight Tuesday deadline.'
'''It should be good for the Sabres, good for the Rochester Americans and good for all of hockey in western New York,'' Golisano said. ''One of my goals when purchasing the Sabres was to make this a regional team for all of western New York and southern Ontario.'''
'Nov. 12, 2003 – New Jersey vs. Buffalo @ Rochester.'
'Oct. 9, 2003 – Sabres @ Flyers.'
'The club will also hold five days of training camp at Monroe Community College beginning September 15th.'
'The Sabres already have six centers on their roster who played at least 50 games in the NHL last season: Drury, Daniel Briere, Curtis Brown, Tim Connolly, Adam Mair and Begin. Then there's highly touted prospect Derek Roy.'
'It's called leverage, and Regier, in the name of fiscal sanity, has been using it for years.'
'The Buffalo Sabres will play the New Jersey Devils in a regular-season NHL game at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial in mid-November.'