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by Paul on 10/24/13 at 09:24 AM ET
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
It’s easy to forget now, but for years (Jeremy) Jacobs was viewed as a villain in Boston. Fans who called him a tightwad thought he was the primary obstacle between the Bruins and the Stanley Cup. They complained about him living in Buffalo, claiming he didn’t care about Boston and wasn’t committed to winning.
Once they grew tired of crying, they stopped buying....
See where this is going?
The Sabres could build the same success if a similar message was received at the top. Fans can continue whining about Darcy Regier, suffering, a lack of entertainment, a lack of leadership. It starts in Buffalo where it started in Boston, with the owner. He’s the one man who can make changes in a snap of his fingers.
Terry Pegula can run the Sabres how he chooses, but fans can spend their money how they choose, too. It’s not as if Pegula is shaking down unsuspecting victims on a street corner and demanding their money. They’re willfully donating a couple hundred bucks when the tickets, parking and beer are added up.
It’s not my place to tell people how to spend their money, but to me it seems ludicrous when some shell out more on season tickets than property taxes. They’re enabling the very problems they’re whining about. They may be showing up and chanting “Fi-re Dar-cy,” but they’re still showing up.
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