Buffalo Sabres owner looking to purchase AHL Rochester; UPD deal done

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  1. LadyStanley

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    Tricky as they are contractually with Portland until I believe 2013-14, and there aren't any out clauses in the contract. There's always a way out I guess (money usually solves it), and with some of the affiliation changes going on this year I'm sure Portland would be able to find a new NHL team to partner with.

    Rochester is an ideal location for Buffalo's AHL team.
     
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    http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2011/05/sabres-interest-in-amerks-intensifies.html

    From Buffalo News

     
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    smart move
     
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    Pens have benefitted greatly from owning both the WBS Penguins & Wheeling Nailers. As you said, best way to develop your own....
     
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    portland cant be happy about this at all, as buffalo has treated them and their fanbase pretty well.
     
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    With the Sabres getting the Amerks... I wonder if they'll be going after the Elmira ECHL franchise next to ensure 100% complete control of there prospects.
     
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    RT @AHLReport: Is there a person in hockey this year who has made a bigger splash than Terry Pegula? Sabres, Penn State, maybe the Amerks.

    In return, their fanbase has pretty much been a no-show in the playoffs.
     
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    well, a bunch of the games coincided with b's games. I can see how fans would rather stay home and watch their NHL team on tv.


    as a sens fan i saw the exact same thing with manchester in the first round. A shame the AHL didnt think to schedule around that.
     
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    Some did. Not all of them. The Bruins didn't play every single night. Patrick Williams (@AHLReport) was actually bantering about this (I jokingly said they were all home watching the NFL Draft)
     
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    Probably a good idea... Would it be considered a conflict of interest to own the Amerks & keep the affiliation with the Pirates? Or will Buffalo buy out their agreement with Portland & sign on with the Americans?
     
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    Pegula apparently has the money (as a Sabres fan, I'm sure this isn't news to you). He'll make it so. Rochester needs this too.
     
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    Look at what the Moose have given the Canucks, and what the Canucks have given the Moose: talented young players, and a shot in the NHL. Enough said; this is an excellent proposition for all parties.
     
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    Pegula seems to be the ideal owner. He has both the heart and the wallet for a professional hockey team, from administration to ice-level.
     
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    Vancouver doesn't own Manitoba though. Vancouver and Manitoba has been more like Washington and Hershey - a well-run AHL franchise trying to win at the AHL level and develop prospects at the same time.
     
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    http://www.pressherald.com/sports/pirates/sabres-set-to-purchase-ahl-team_2011-05-18.html

     
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    As a Rochester native, I say "good."

    The Amerks (and their sweet, sweet, sweaters) belong as the Sabres affiliate.
     
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    It's about time.... Portland/Buffalo together never seemed quite right...
     
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    Nice to read something positive about someone wanting to buy something rather than sell something.
     
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    it has to be done, those two teams are like a couple that have been together for like 15 years, the marriage is just a formality
     
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    It's funny. Pegula's wife aside, it seemed like questions about Rochester caught Terry by surprise when he took over the Sabres.

    Obviously it makes sense given the location of the two teams and our history with the Amerks.

    It's good to see a deal was worked out and the Sabres will have full control of their affiliate.
     
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    They were affiliated even longer than that. :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, it's like they were married for 27 years, took some time off once the kids got through college, and then after a little time apart, renewed their vows.
     

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