This is Our Time

February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 4:10 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 4:10 PM EDT

What a great day for all of us here in Western New York. Even if you are not a hockey fan, how could you not get caught up in all the excitement.
I remember well, the hand over from the Knox family to the Rigas family to bankruptcy and then on to Tom Golisano. Those were all big stories but there is something about this ownership change that seems different. With the coming of Terry Pegula comes a new Passion with a lot more emotion. I truly believe this guy is here because he really does want the Stanley Cup for Buffalo. Not just here for a visit when Patrick Kane or Scotty Bowman bring it in for a day, but here because the Buffalo Sabres are champions.
The new team leadership has all but guaranteed "The Cup" and I think they will come through on that quest. Maybe not this year or next year but soon after.
Yes, we went to the Superbowl for four years in a row, and even though that was a magnificent achievement, we didn't bring home the trophy. I think this time we really will!