Since word that the Buffalo Sabres might get a new owner began to circulate...loyal fans have been keeping a close eye on the situation. "I'm hoping that he makes announcement. I'm pretty excited. I think it will be good to see some change." said Julie Tetkowski as she walked to Tuesday night's Game at HSBC Arena.
And a positive change is what fans seem to be looking for. "I think it would be good for the team. Because he's a fan. He's going to want the team to do well and it would be exciting for us to have an owner is excited about the team." remarked Steve Pritchard another Sabres' fan.
Fans say they want someone who will spend money to improve the team. Ron Herinck travels from Canada to enjoy several games each season, "They need some new money in here.They need to spend some money on this team. They've got a tremendous goalie...world class goal tender and they don't have the team in front of him quite frankly. Somebody has to break the cobwebs out of their pocket and get out there and spend some money and get some players in front of that kid."
"I think it's time for a change. I appreciate what Tom Golisano did, but we need somebody new that really loves the team." explained Laura Brown. "They just need a little more energy. They are not playing...I don't feel they are playing...they just need a spark...something to get them going...keep that streak going...get us in the playoffs." added Julie Tetkowski.
Fans are confident that a sale of the team will not cause the Sabres to move. "I'm so excited. I couldn't be more happy about it. His wife is from Buffalo, he's a big hockey fan, he's got tons of money and hopefully he puts that money back into the team." said Greg Day as he stood outside of the arena.
Steve Pritchard says he's not worried the team will move, "He's from Pittsburgh but, he has ties to western New York and he said he wants to keep the team here." So, it looks like Sabre fans are watching every move.