Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/02/05 at 12:24 PM ET
Buoyed by an 11.5 percent jump in tickets sold for their first dozen games this season at HSBC Arena, the Buffalo Sabres are projecting a slight profit in their first season of the "new" National Hockey League. And that is without considering projected revenue from a possible - perhaps even probable - playoff appearance. Sabres officials aren't talking about any multimillion-dollar profit bonanza this season, the first under the NHL's new streamlined salary structure. But based on the results of the first 12 games in Buffalo, heading into tonight's game against San Jose, the team's number-crunchers are projecting $51.8 million in revenue for the season, just above a projected $51.5 million in expenses.read on
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