'Berman, the Amherst native who was supposed to bankroll Mark E. Hamister's failed bid to buy the Sabres, late last month started serving a five-year sentence in the federal prison in Lewisburg, Pa., said Megan Gaffney, a Justice Department spokeswoman. Berman, who pleaded guilty in December to stealing more than $3.6 million from the company he founded and from one of its investors, will be on probation for three years and have to do 100 hours of community service once he gets out.'
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'The wait for Tim Connolly and his NHL peers appears to be almost over. "I know for myself, when hockey is not going on it gets pretty boring," said Connolly, a Baldwinsville native whose rights belong to the Buffalo Sabres. "Players want to play. That's what it comes down to."'