'If the Sabres — and the rest of the NHL, for that matter — really want to live up to the “For The Fans!” slogan, they’ll make sure there is a season. Because if there is no season, it will take more than a unique pricing structure to bring them back. At that point, it’s a lose-lose situation for all involved.'
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'"Whether it's payroll processing or hockey entertainment, basic principles apply," Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano said Wednesday. "You have to have a product somebody wants. They have to be able to afford it. And they have to feel good about the value they're getting. It's as simple as that."'
'People are willing to pay for a good product, and that's why variable pricing makes sense. Buffalo-Toronto almost always gets the place buzzing, but it comes with a higher price. You want to see hockey but aren't overly intrigued by Buffalo and Phoenix, then Tom Golisano will cut you a break. It seems fair enough.'
'“People in Rochester think of the (Buffalo) Bills as their team and for the first time, I started to sense they feel that way about the Sabres,” Quinn said.'