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06-29-2011, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SwordStanley10 View Post
I nearly pissed myself in excitement. Even if we dont land Richards, we know that Pegula will do ANYTHING to make this team a winner, and even being involved in the bidding will help remove the stereotypes of mismanagement and cheapness that have plagued this team..
That aspect, I'm not so confident of. Yes, just the fact that they're now willing to compete for high-priced players is a departure from the stereotypes the Golisano regime nurtured - but the Sabres also seem to have this reputation of always being on the cusp only to come up short in the end, regardless of effort. If they bid and lose, that perception of "yeah, they tried but in the end failed" will linger.

If they bid and win over heavy competition, that perception will be blown to bits.

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