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The last time there was a sports related press conference of this magnitude in Buffalo, it was a championship fever-fueled circus. Fans lined the streets to get a glimpse of the limo as it arrived. Even the governor showed up.
It was August 18, 1986, when Jim Kelly came to town. That week, renowned Sports Illustrated sportswriter Paul Zimmerman referred to Kelly as “Joe Namath with knees”.
25 years later, the son of said governor is now the governor himself, and Buffalo is still without a championship. But the excitement level today is off the charts, because Terry Pegula is bringing his money and passion for Sabres hockey to Buffalo.
He passed up opportunities to purchase other NHL teams. Keeping in tune with the style of Dr. Z, the New Boss is “Passionate Sabres fan with money”. And today, he finally speaks. Commissioner Gary Bettman will also be on hand.