Tim Horton's banner is supposed to be there. Seperation is out of respect.
When did they take it down and why after all these years? FAIK it went Robert, Perreault, Martin, Horton, Gare, <empty>, LaFontaine from left to right, center ice towards the outside walls. All the pictures I can find including the sabres 3-d seating chart agree although not all of them show the gap.
Honestly, I don't agree with the idea that Hasek wasn't a good guy. As fans, we were angry at ownership all the time. The players probably get as angry at apathetic ownership as the fans, although some are better at masking it.
I don't think he would ever have said that he's a "Red Wing for life" or whatever it was if someone like Pegula owned the team.
I'm not still not sure why Dom said some of the things he said when he left. That being said, he is the greatest hockey goaltender to ever walk the planet and number 39 needs to be raised to the rafters.