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"We're going to get to the point on the ice, and we're closely approaching the point off the ice, where we're not going to be on anyone's no-trade list. "We want to be the place where people want to come because it's a fantastic off-ice experience. The fans here are second to none. The quality of life here is second to none. And on ice, is it going to be the place where people will come to win a championship? It starts with the Pegulas. Teams that win championships, it rarely happens with detached ownership. It has to mean something. The Pegulas are all-in. Everything they do is about winning a championship and changing a city. If we do one without the other, it's a failure."
-Ted Black, President of the Buffalo Sabres. Much more on the Sabres from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.
From the Sabres official Twitter:
Sabres president Ted Black officially announces that HSBC Arena will now be known as the First Niagara Center.
From The Buffalo News,
Pennsylvania billionaire Terry Pegula has started putting key pieces around him as he prepares to take over officially as owner of the Buffalo Sabres. A source confirmed this morning that Pegula has hired former Pittsburgh Penguins executive Ted Black as part of his management team.
Black’s official title and responsibilities have were not yet clear, but it appeared he would be one of Pegula’s top confidants as they begin structuring the front office. Pegula was still awaiting full approval for his purchase from the NHL board of governors, which is expected to be completed sometime next week.
Pegula has no comment this morning, spokesman Ben Bouma said. Black is expected to be heavily involved in all major decisions involving the future of Sabres’ management on all levels. Although it’s not clear, it’s conceivable he would eventually be named team president and oversee daily operations while reporting directly to Pegula.