'Defenseman Brooks Orpik grew up in Amherst, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo, and watched the Sabres play many times. "I came to a lot of games," he said. "I was never really a fan. But my dad is in the hockey business, so he was always down (at HSBC arena), actually across the street at the old arena. But I was down here a lot and out at their practice rink a ton growing up."'
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