Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Things don't looks so good for the Buffalo Sabres, after another loss and player suspension on Thursday night.
Sabres President Ted Black says he knew this would be a season of re-building, but did not plan on a losing record like this. The Sabres are now won one game and lost nine.
Black emphasized the team is the youngest team in the NHL.
He says a lot of this era is focused on fresh, new players. He added that the team has a total of 15 first round draft pick in four years -- a record for the franchise.
He's asking fans to stick with the team, and says it will get better.
"I think it would be cruel and unusual for me to say fans, be patient, because fans have been patient for 43 years," Black says. "What we need to be is disciplined."
Black adds he wants to build a team that is "a dominate force," and not a team that barely makes the playoffs.
On a more positive note, Black also met with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce about the economic impact of the Sabres.
Black specifically spoke about the Harbor Center, which he expects to bring major shopping, restaurants and sporting events to the Queen City. The Harbor Center is slated to open in 2015.