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Alums Board Magic Ride With Pegula

From Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News,

Pegula reached into the past in an effort to move forward in the future, pulling together the Sabres’ alumni to celebrate their 40th season and join them for better days ahead. He invited every player who played for the Sabres, some 350 former players in all, and paid the freight to Buffalo to see the Blue and Gold clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Flyers in their final regular-season home game.

“Pretty unique, huh?” Pegula said. “It’s a good feeling.”

Yes, pretty unique.

That’s the Terry Pegula we have come to know in short order. He’s absurdly wealthy, but he’s rich in ways that don’t cost him a penny. His selfless, humble attitude makes for an easy fit among the people. He’s no different than you or me, the friendly owner next door who purchased the Sabres because he wanted to win it all and, well, he could.

more, including comments from Pat LaFontaine, Jason Woolley and others.

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo.  In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition.  After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.

Email: dd@kuklaskorner.com Twitter: [@DaveDavisHockey]