‘Throw in the fact that Kim Pegula is taking over as Sabres president and, my lord, we might as well clear the streets for a Cup parade. Never mind that she’s unsuited to preside over one pro franchise, never mind two. This is progress, and the team’s more gullible fans will quickly forgive the sins of the past.’
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‘Securing the No. 1 pick can change that. Since the canceled season of 2004-05, there have been 13 drafts. Five teams saw their attendance rise (and occasionally skyrocket) after getting the top prospect. Four teams couldn’t overcome a losing season and had fans stay away. It didn’t matter in Edmonton, which picked first four times and sold out its building year after year to maintain a steady attendance figure.’
‘It seems inevitable that the Sabres will start to improve quickly. You would think the same would be true for the Habs and Sens, although there are still major question marks in leadership positions. Detroit could be the team in the most immediate trouble.