What a turnaround for our hometown team! While there is always hope when the season begins, I don't think many Sabres fans thought the team was going to make the playoffs after its sluggish start.
Now, we're not only in the hunt, we are on the rise! The switch seemed to take place right after the ownership change. Let's face it. For former owner Tom Golisano, the purchase of the Sabres was strictly an investment.
It soon became clear that he wasn't interested in making the financial commitment needed to win a Stanley Cup. Sure, he saved the team from bankruptcy and didn't sell until he found the best owner. For that we have to be grateful.
But isn't it great to have Terry Pegula around? He truly has a love and passion for the team that's contagious! Even my interest has intensified because of him!
Now, he's bringing in 75 former Sabres alumni for a special game on Friday. What a treat for Sabres fans!!
There seems to be a brand new attitude at HSBC Arena these days. Maybe it comes from knowing that someone believes in you and is willing to do whatever it takes to see you succeed. It's a message that would motivate anyone! And in this case, the whole community is benefiting!